Fine Pair of Bronze, Gilt-Bronze and Marble Candelabra by Alfred Beurdeley
each with two laurel-cast candle-branches growing from a tree-trunk fronted by a sportive and extremely musical infant satyr, one playing a triangle the other a tambourine, the rouge Royale marble plinths raised on elaborate neo-classical bases.
Stamped several times BY for Beurdeley
Three generations of the Beurdeley family produced fine articles in bronze, gilt-bronze and marble.
The firm was started by Jean Beurdeley (1772-1853), continued by his son, Louis-Auguste Alfred Beurdeley (1808-1882), and was continued by his son, Emmanuel Alfred Beurdeley (1847-1919)
Provenance: Christies sale “The Opulent Eye – 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe”
London 14 March 2013 Lot 221 (£10,000)