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

Height 44 cm (17.25 inches)
Width 18 cm (7 inches)
Depth 13 cm (5.25 inches)
mid 19th century

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)