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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND WEDGWOOD-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONY SIDE CABINET
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND WEDGWOOD-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONY SIDE CABINET
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND WEDGWOOD-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONY SIDE CABINET
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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND WEDGWOOD-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONY SIDE CABINET

BY EMMANUEL-ALFRED (DIT ALFRED II) BEURDELEY (1847-1919), PARIS, AFTER THE MODEL BY ETIENNE AVRIL, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND WEDGWOOD-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONY SIDE CABINET BY EMMANUEL-ALFRED (DIT ALFRED II) BEURDELEY (1847-1919), PARIS, AFTER THE MODEL BY ETIENNE AVRIL, LATE 19TH CENTURY The inset eared rectangular white marble top above an entrelac mounted frieze drawer and a pair of cupboard doors with Wedgwood blue jasperware oval medallions of classical maidens, the interior with an adjustable shelf, on square tapering legs, the reverse of the jasperware medallions stamped 'WEDGWOOD', the ormolu mounts variously marked to the reverse ‘BY’ 40 ¾ in. (103.5 cm.) high; 36 ½ in. (93 cm.) wide; 22 ½ in. (57 cm.) deep
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This lot will be removed to Christie’s Park Royal. Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. Our removal and storage of the lot is subject to the terms and conditions of storage which can be found at Christies.com/storage and our fees for storage are set out in the table below - these will apply whether the lot remains with Christie’s or is removed elsewhere. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Christie’s Park Royal. All collections from Christie’s Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s it will be available for collection on any working day 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Lots are not available for collection at weekends.

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Giles Forster Head of Sale, Specialist, Head of Department, 19th Century Decorative Arts

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The present lot is a faithful and exquisitely executed reproduction of a cabinet by Etienne Avril (1748-1796) now at the Château de Fontainebleau. The model was copied by Beurdeley and exhibited at the 1880 Exposition de l’Union Centrale des Beaux Arts appliqués à l’Industrie in Paris. After the closure of Beurdeley’s workshop one was sold in the vente Beurdeley, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 6-9 May 1895, lot 332. It was bought by Denière, most probably the famous bronze maker and dealer, for 1550 francs. Another can be seen in a photograph of the salon des dessins at the Beurdeley hôtel particulier at rue de Clichy, Paris, circa 1910 (see C. Mestdagh and P. Lécoules, L'Ameublement d'art français: 1850-1900, Paris, 2010, fig. 174, p.156). Examples of the model have sold from The Beurdeley Collection; Bonhams, London, lot 168 (stamped ‘A. BEURDELEY A PARIS’); and at Wapler, Paris, 3 July 1996, lot 592 (a matched pair, apparently unsigned).

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