Furthermore, the bronzier Lucien-François Feuchère, established at Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, presented for the first time and displayed "four very rich and tasteful fireplace garnitures, candelabra, chandeliers, bracket ornaments, (...) "(C. Costaz, 215). The jury awarded him a silver medal alongside Desnière and Matelin, Galle, Lenoir-Ravrio and Ledure. Sources must be cross-referenced to obtain more information about the products exhibited. The jury was full of praise with L. Héricart de Thury in 1819 in his Rapport du jury, but especially Le Normand and Moléon, in their "Description" of the Exposition of 1819, published five years later. Amongst many artifacts, including two speckled marble and malachite fireplace casings, one gilt bronze Medici vase, a small lapis lazuli temple, a candelabrum said to have a "tall stem above a plinth with seated children"(Le Normand and Moléon, 228). The bronzier was also the subject of a plate (27) where the mentioned candelabrum was illustrated under figure 4. This candelabrum matches our pair.
Lucien-François Feuchère took over the workshop from his father, Pierre-François at the end of the 18th century. A very important bronze artist, he delivered a great deal of furnishings under the First Empire and his company employed up to 150 workers. He won a silver medal at the Exposition in 1819, but also several prestigious commissions, including the Louvre balcony railings which he exhibited a part of during the Exposition of Industrial Products. "Patented Supplier to the Garde-Meuble" (furniture repository), he ceded the company to his son and collaborator, Armand in 1824.
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