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Alfred Beurdeley (1847 - 1919)

A French gilt-bronze mounted ebony and Japanese lacquer Cabinet à quatre faces, Paris, circa 1870
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Alfred Beurdeley (1847 - 1919)

A French gilt-bronze mounted ebony and Japanese lacquer Cabinet à quatre faces, Paris, circa 1870
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Alfred Beurdeley (1847 - 1919)

A French gilt-bronze mounted ebony and Japanese lacquer Cabinet à quatre faces, Paris, circa 1870
the central cupboard door opening to a citronnier-veneered interior with solid ébène moldings, the stand with one frieze drawer also with citronnier and ebony veneers, the carcass stamped 'A BEURDELEY /  A PARIS' to the top of the stand, stamped on each mount under the Brocatelle d'Espagne marble top
Haut. 165,5 cm, larg. 82 cm, prof. 52 cm ; height 65 in., width 32 1/4  in., depth 20 1/2  in.
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來源

Property from a Private Collection, Vincent Wapler, Paris, 4 july 1996, lot 596

A Private Collection, vol. 2, Sotheby's, New York, 19 april 2007, lot 129 (sold 408 000$)

出版

D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe siècle, pp. 75-82

C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, pp. 33-34

C. Mestdagh, L'Ameublement d'art français 1850-1900, Paris, 2010, p. 152, fig. 170 (ill.)

相關資料

This unusual cabinet is typical of Beurdeley's innovative style. Like Linke, Beurdeley created new forms as well as following the ever-popular and thus commercial practice of copying important, often royal, furniture and objects from the ancien régime. The form of the present lot is unusual, as it is intended to stand alone in the center of a room, arrogantly intending to be a simple cupboard and not as might be expected to be a four-sided, glazed vitrine for displaying objects. Indeed the cabinet itself is the object on display. Beurdeley's use of lacquer, exceptionally rich and with thick gilt decoration, takes the late 17th and 18th century practice of displaying Oriental lacquer to new heights.  Roughly following the Transitional period, a style that developed out of the rococo of the Louis XV period and into the neoclassical era that heralded the reign of his grandson Louis XVI, Beurdeley has created something new while producing a meuble de luxe that traditional buyers would understand. The mounts follow well-known 18th century precedents, for example the flowerhead guilloche below the marble and the massive ram's heads or têtes de belier that guard each corner.

Beurdeley used high quality Oriental lacquer on much of his finest furniture, for example a secrétaire in Louis XV style, sold Sotheby's New York, A Private Collection, Part I, October 26, 2006, lot 188.

Another innovative piece was sold in the Vente Beurdeley, Paris, May 6-9, 1895, lot 279. In 1895, the company's workshops closed and Beurdeley's stock was sold at a number of auctions conducted by the Galerie Georges Petit of Paris. Two auction catalogues of the collection were published in 1895 and sales were held between March 6-9 and May 27-28, of that year.

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