Jules Leleu Art Deco maple dining table, France, 1950 Exceptional Jules Leleu attributed Art Deco maple extendable 8-10-12 person dining table France circa 1950, the lacquered latticed marquetry top with two extending leaves which store within table over ebonized waistline raised on outward swept legs, mounted to and united by a four sectional copper tubular stretchers, without doubt the finest dining table we have ever had, fully restored and French polished to perfection, probably the only table of its kind and a real show stopper, reserve now. Jules Leleu (1883–1961) was a French furniture designer famous for tempering Modernism with classical lines. He remains best known for designs featuring simplified shapes, exotic woods, marquetry, and ivory inlays. He was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, a suburb of Paris, on June 17, 1883 and after studying decorative painting he took over his father’s painting business at the age of 26 with his brother, Marcel. He fought in the air force during World War I and then returned home to open a gallery, Maison Leleu, and devoted himself to furniture-making. A year later in 1925, he exhibited at the Exposition Industrielle et Arts Decoratifs where he won the grand prize. His fame grew steadily thereafter, and he went on to design the ocean liners SS Ile de France and SS Normandie, along with several French Embassies around the world and the Grand Salon of the Ambassadors at the Society of Nations in Geneva. After his death on July 11, 1961 in Paris, France, his sons, André and Jean, and his daughter, Paule, took over the family business. Condition: This table is offered in excellent condition. Summary: Midcentury Danish design Designer: Niels Otto Møller Manufacturer: J.L Mollers Extending dining table 4-10 persons Model 15 Date: 1960s Material: Teak Condition: Excellent Dimensions: Length 91” / 230cm Extended 134” / 340cm Depth 43” / 110cm Height 30” / 77”.