73. Emmanuel Alfred BEURDELEY Pair of important... - Lot 73 - Farrando

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73. Emmanuel Alfred BEURDELEY Pair of important... - Lot 73 - Farrando
73. Emmanuel Alfred BEURDELEY
Pair of important candelabras with ostriches in chased and gilt bronze
seven arms of light joined by a shaft supported by three ostriches
ostriches, represented standing on a base. Each arm, decorated with
foliage, ends with a cup holding trimmings and cut out of the
trimmings and cut out in the Chinese taste. The shaft is decorated with a
with an openwork decoration of pearls and interlacing is supported by a tapered
by a tapered foot with alternating spirals of pearls. The circular base with
The circular base is underlined by draperies, stars and a rush.
Louis XVI style, late 19th century.
(Small missing three pearls of the central shaft on one of the two
candelabra).
H : 81,5 cm - W : 45 cm - D : 45 cm 10 000 / 15 000 €
The candelabras with ostriches that we present are those reproduced in
L'Ameublement d'art français 1850-1900, Camille Mestdagh, Les éditions de
l'Amateur, Paris, 2010, page 243 (fig. 285) and page 25 (fig. 20, detail).
This model is an exact replica of those executed by François Rémond
delivered in 1782 for the second Turkish Cabinet of the Count of Artois in Versailles and
now kept at the Château de Versailles (Inv. Vmb 14252).
We do not know to this day the number of pairs of candelabras ordered from the
house Beurdeley. We can nevertheless refer to the following candelabras:
- A pair of candelabras auctioned in New York (Sotheby's, 22 November 2005,
lot 307).
- A pair of candelabras sold in London (Christie's, March 19, 2018, lot 83).
- A pair of candelabra sold in London (Sotheby's, October 28, 2020, lot 40).
A drawing kept at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris shows a project by
Beurdeley, which apparently was not retained (Inv. no. CD/6499/16),
very far from the slavish copy that we present. This example demonstrates
Nevertheless, this example demonstrates the ability of Beurdeley to respond to the wishes of its
customers by offering them replicas of famous objects as well as creations
from famous models.
Bibliography :
VERLET, P., Les Bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1987; p. 103,
pl. 119.
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