"Topping From Fireplace By Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley"Important trim chimney patinated and gilt bronze, marble and cherry red. The clock has a draped cherub pointing time and enrubannant one terminal to the cornucopia. The enamel dial with Roman numerals signed A.Beurdeley Fils in Paris. The rectangular base pad feet and cavet reversed this ornamentation of foliage posts and rams' heads. The candelabra, after Clodion, have six children supporting sconces with their feet boar and deer heads. Four arms of lights beribboned in imitation of hunting horns, and both decorated with oak leaves and acorns. Pendulum: H. 56.5 cm - L. 51 cm - P. 25.5 cm. Candelabra: H. 79 cm Our packing is presented "in its juice 'motion to review, oxidation traces and some small gaps at the plate. All this can be adjusted on demand. Louis-Auguste-Alfred Beurdeley (1808 - 1882) Beurdeley The family is one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the nineteenth century dynasties. They carried their art to a level rarely equaled skill. They exercised for three generations from 1818 to 1895. The Beurdeley are particularly renowned for the quality of their mounts of gilded bronze and the choice of precious materials to adorn their furniture and their art. The systematic use of mercury gilding and quality of chiselling allows them to continue the tradition of excellence of the eighteenth century. The founder of the dynasty, Jean Beurdeley, settled in Paris in 1804. He created a small company and slowly built his reputation. It is located at 355 rue Saint Honoré in 1818 and at 364, rue Saint Honoré from 1820 to 1839. In 1839, he held the prestigious Pavilion of Hanover at the corner of Louis-le-Grand Street and Boulevard of the Italians, this testament to its success. His son, Louis-Auguste-Alfred Beurdeley, experience fame and honors. It continues the work of his father at the Pavilion in Hanover where he creates furniture inspired mainly Louis XVI style. It is one of the most talented designers of the late nineteenth century, excelling in both the bronze work in the cabinet. Under the Second Empire, it became one of the leading suppliers of furniture Imperial Guard, he received orders from Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie, especially on the occasion of their marriage, and provides the royal houses of Europe .It participates in the Universal Exhibitions in Paris in 1855 and 1867 where he received numerous awards. The creations of Louis Beurdeley usually are stamped "BY". Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley, works with his father and succeeded him in 1875. Always installed at the Pavilion in Hanover, he opened workshops for 20 and 24, Dautancourt street. The activity continues in the same vein until 1895. Alfred, like his colleagues Dasson, Grohé Fourdinois or participates in the prestigious World Expo 1878 where he received the gold medal. This success allows him to open a gallery in New York. His participation in the Amsterdam 1883 World Expo ensures more success. He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor. Beurdeley the house ceased operations in 1895 and the stock is dispersed at numerous auctions.