A Fine Pair of Candelabra by Beurdeley, after François Rémond
A Fine Pair of Candelabra by Beurdeley, after François Rémond
A Fine Pair of Candelabra by Beurdeley, after François Rémond
A Fine Pair of Candelabra by Beurdeley, after François Rémond

BEURDELEY MAISON (worked from 1818-1895)

A Fine Pair of Candelabra by Beurdeley, after François Rémond

c. 1870 France

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A Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Seven-Light Candelabra by Alfred-Emmanuel-Louis Beurdeley, after the model by François Rémond supplied for the Comte de Artois’ Turkish boudoir at Versailles.

The scrolling arabesque candle arms and corresponding sockets and drip plates are raised on a foliate cast central baluster, supported by finely cast ostrich figures. The circular base is finely cast with panels containing swags and foliate devices.

Camille Mestdagh in her book L'Ameublement d'art français : 1850-1900, provides a comprehensive history of the firm of Beurdeley and their production, she illustrates an identical pair of candelabra after Rémond, by Alfred-Emmanuel-Louis Beurdeley to the present example. Mesdagh also illustrates an interesting design for an adaption of this model by Beurdeley from 1893, which is now preserved in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, with the pair of Ostriches mounted on a tripod support.

François Rémond (1747 -1812), was a leading Parisian gilder and bronze caster during the second half of the 1700’s. He began his apprenticeship in 1763 and became a master in the guild of bronze gilders eleven years later. Rémond built up a successful business patronized by members of the French court and by the marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre. He collaborated on some pieces with the bronze caster Pierre Gouthière, helping him on some of his larger projects and supplied clockmakers and ébénistes such as David Roentgen with decorative figures and ornaments, as well as finely cast gilt bronze furniture mounts.

The candelabra by Rémond remain at Versailles, where they are now displayed on the blue slate mantlepiece in the Salon des Nobles.
Verlet, Pierre (1987), Les Bronzes Dores Français du XVIIIe siecle, Picard, Paris; p. 103, pl. 119.

Van Der Kemp, Gerald (1989), ‘Versailles’, Park Lane, New York; pp. 99-101.

Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Peter (2010), L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900, Editions de L'Amateur, Paris; p.243. fig. 285, p. 24-25, p.262-276; fig. 19, 20.
Dimensions
Height 79.00 cm (31.10 inches)
Width 43.00 cm (16.93 inches)
Depth 43.00 cm (16.93 inches)
Stock Code
B65262
Medium
Gilt-Bronze
Signed/Inscribed
The bronze stamped ‘BY’ for Beurdeley.
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