A Rosewood marquetry Secretaire with Mother of Pearl and Ebony inlays depicting blossoming small wild flowers branches and butterflies on the front door. This piece has 5 drawers that are lined with Off-White leather and Bronze knobs. The cabinet is supported with 4 angled legs with Bronze details. It was made in France and designed and signed by Jules Leleu. Signature can be found inside the second drawer.
Jules Leleu was a prominent French Art Deco furniture designer known for his stylish and innovative furniture designs. He created pieces that were characterized by sleek lines, geometric shapes, and a variety of exotic woods, all hallmarks of the Art Deco style. Leleu opened a gallery in Paris called Maison Leleu. He won the grand prize at the Exposition Industrielle et Arts Decoratifs in 1924 and 1925. He designed various important buildings/salons in France and other countries, as well as ocean liners like Île de France and Normandie.