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A Pair of Louis XVI Mahogany Side Cabinets by Jean-François Leleu, Second Half 18th Century

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from a Coral Gables Private Collection

A Pair of Louis XVI Mahogany Side Cabinets by Jean-François Leleu, Second Half 18th Century

A Pair of Louis XVI Mahogany Side Cabinets by Jean-François Leleu, Second Half 18th Century

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,040

USD

Property from a Coral Gables Private Collection


A Pair of Louis XVI Mahogany Side Cabinets by Jean-François Leleu, Second Half 18th Century


each stamped twice J.F.LELEU and JME; with grey veined marble tops, raised on toupie feet, the doors now with glazed panels, and the interiors later fitted with two shelves


Jean-François Leleu (1729-1807), maître in 1764


height 36 in.; width 26 in.; depth 14 1/4 in.

91.4 cm; 66 cm; 36.2 cm

With a clean, complete well-maintained appearance, structurally sound and ready to use. With general overall marks, nicks, surface scratches, tiny losses, and repairs consistent with age and use.The veneers with signs of infill and restorations in some areas, primarily along base. Some filled holes to the back. The marble tops with only minor scattered wear, surface scratches and marks. Proper left front foot detached but present.


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Galerie Segoura, Paris
The Collection of Dr. Alexandre Benchoufi, Sotheby's New York, 9 November 2006, lot 127
Along with Jean-Henri Riesener, Jean-François Leleu apprenticed in the workshop of Jean-François Oeben. After Oeben's death and Riesener marrying Oeben's widow, Leleu left the atelier to obtain his letters of maîtrise and set up his workshop first in the Chaussée de la Cointrescarpe and then on the rue Royale. He became almost instantly successful and his clients included the Prince de Condé, Madame du Barry, Baron d'Ivry and the Marquis de Marigny.