A Pair of Ebonised and Gilt Bronze Pedestals in the manner of Befort Fils of Paris
A Pair of Ebonised and Gilt Bronze Pedestals in the manner of Befort Fils of Paris
A Pair of Ebonised and Gilt Bronze Pedestals in the manner of Befort Fils of Paris
A Pair of Ebonised and Gilt Bronze Pedestals in the manner of Befort Fils of Paris
A Pair of Ebonised and Gilt Bronze Pedestals in the manner of Befort Fils of Paris

In the manner of BEFORT JEUNE (1813-1880)

A Pair of Ebonised and Gilt Bronze Pedestals in the manner of Befort Fils of Paris

c. 1860 France

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A Pair of Pedestals in the manner of Befort Fils of Paris

Constructed in bois noirci, dressed with gilt bronzes, and hardstone inlays; rising from incurved serpentine stepped bases, the inverted tapering columns having central hardstone panels depicting birds amidst fruiting trees, with smaller paired panels above, all within gilt bronze frameworks; pairs of male paired gilt bronze herms flank the upper column sections, with the shaped platforms dressed with conforming black marble tops.
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Denise Ledoux-Lebard's 'Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle' remarks on the speciality of the Befort Family, father and his two sons, being 'Meubles de Boulle avec mosaique et bronzes' and shows images of similar pieces.

Reference:
Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Le mobilier francais du XIXe siècle, 1795-1889 : dictionnaire des ébénistes et des menuisiers, Paris: Éditions de l'amateur, 2000; pp 47-48 (illus. p 49).
Dimensions
Height 124.00 cm (48.82 inches)
Width 54.00 cm (21.26 inches)
Depth 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Stock Code
7998
Medium
bois noirci, gilt bronze, pietra dura, black marble
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