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A French gilt-bronze and ebony vitrine on stand
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A French gilt-bronze and ebony vitrine on stand

BY ALFRED BEURDELEY, PARIS, CIRCA 1885

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A French gilt-bronze and ebony vitrine on stand
By Alfred Beurdeley, Paris, Circa 1885
Surmounted by a breakfront rouge de Maine marble top, above a glazed cage centred to the front by a door, with a mirrored back, the inside fitted with two adjustable glazed shelves, above a mirrored lower shelf, the lower section with a three-quarter pierced gallery, above a frieze drawer, on four square tapering legs, on cast sabots; the carcass stamped A. BEURDELEY A PARIS to the underside
62 5/8 in. (158.5 cm.) high; 31½ in. (80 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

Born in 1847, Alfred Beurdeley (d. 1919) took over his father's business in 1875. The shop was located at the Pavillon de Hanovre, while Beurdeley's workshops were at 20 & 24 rue Dautancourt, Paris. The firm specialised in producing luxurious articles to the highest quality and was prominent among the Parisian ébénistes and bronziers, especially for the refinement of its ormolu. The mercurial gilding and hand chasing are of a standard that makes them difficult to distinguish from late eighteenth century work.

Beurdeley exhibited at the International Exhibitions, such as Paris in 1878 and Amsterdam in 1883, and was awarded the Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1889.
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