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Casa Beurdeley

Par de candelabros de bronce dorado y acero pulido estilo Luis XVI

Francia, alrededor de 1880


Par de candelabros de bronce dorado y acero pulido de estilo Luis XVI de Emmanuel-Alfred (dit Alfred II) Beurdeley. Cada uno modelado como un putto báquico...


Altura: 25 cm (10 in)
Ancho: 9 cm (4 in)
Profundidad: 9 cm (4 in)
REF NO : B76555


Un par de candelabros de estilo Luis XVI en bronce dorado y acero pulido de Emmanuel-Alfred (dit Alfred II) Beurdeley.

Cada uno de ellos está modelado como un putto báquico de pie sobre una pandereta que sostiene sobre su cabeza una cesta de fruta que oculta una boquilla de vela. La base circular extendida de acero pulido sobre una banda de cuentas y pie de hoja rígida.

Francia, alrededor de 1880.

Compárese un par de candelabros ilustrados en C. Mestdagh, L'Ameublement d'art français 1850-1900, , Les éditions de l'Amateur, París, 2010, p. 275 (fig. 324). Un par de candelabros idénticos pertenecientes a la colección Beurdeley fueron vendidos el 16 de mayo de 1979 (Ribault-Menetiere-Lenormand, Palais d'Orsay, lote n°22).



Alrededor de 1880






Con el sello "BY" de Beurdeley

Casa Beurdeley
Portrait of Emmanuel-Alfred (dit Alfred II) Beurdeley (1847-1919)

Emmanuel-Alfred (dit Alfred II) Beurdeley (1847-1919)

The Beurdeley family were a flourishing dynasty of three generations of fine quality cabinetmakers working from 1818 to 1895. The firm was particularly well known for its exceptional metalwork, most commonly basing their designs on important eighteenth century examples. Their mercurial gilding and hand chasing are often of such a high standard that it is difficult to distinguish them from late eighteenth century work.

The founder of the dynasty Jean Beurdeley (1772-1853) was a Burgundian craftsman conscripted into the Napoleonic army. After hostilities ended in 1815 he settled in Paris opening a shop for curiosités and working as a latter day marchand mercier. Initially based on the rue Saint-Honoré, in 1840 Beurdeley moved to the famous Hanover Pavilion situated on the corner of rue Louis-Legrand and boulevard des Italiens, and the business was run by his only surviving son, Louis-Auguste-Alfred (1808-1882). This successful business, which had numerous official commissions including in 1853 the marriage coffer for the Empress Eugénie, was continued by Louis’ son, Alfred-Emmanuel-Louis (1847-1919).

The business continued in its traditional style with very few variations until 1895. Alfred, along with the most famous artists of the period, took part in the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle where he won the gold medal. Following on from this glory, he went on to open a shop in New York.

His participation in the 1883 Amsterdam Universal Exhibition drew even further attention to his work, and possibly as a result he was awarded the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest official mark of recognition.

The incredible quality of each generation’s work ranked the firm of Beurdeley as pre-eminent amongst Parisian makers of meubles de luxe.

Ledoux – Lebard, Denise. Les Ébénistes du XIXe siècle, Les Editions de L’Amateur, (Paris), 1984; pp. 75-82.

Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Pierre. L’Ameublement d’Art Français, 1850-1900, Les Editions de L’Amateur, (Paris), 2010; pp.262-276.

Meyer, Jonathan. Great Exhibitions – London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors’ Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 1984 ; pps. 175, 247, 269, 270, 290, 298.


Colección Pierre Lecoules, París.



C. Mestdagh, L'Ameublement d'art français 1850-1900, Les éditions de l'Amateur, París, 2010, p. 275 (fig. 324).


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