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Alfred Boucher Furniture

French, 1850-1934

The son of a farm worker, Alfred Boucher was born in 1850 in the French commune of Bouy-sur-Orvin and rose to prominence as a prolific, award-winning artist during the late 19th century, producing meticulously detailed sculptures for the likes of royalty and presidents.

When he was young, the Boucher family moved to Nogent-sur-Seine where his father secured gardening work for sculptor Joseph-Marius Ramus. Ramus, who worked in the neoclassical style, saw potential in Boucher. He invited him to work in his studio and helped him get a scholarship to Beaux-Arts de Paris when Boucher was 19 years old.

In Paris, Boucher studied under esteemed sculptors Augustin Dumont and Paul Dubois. He began to develop a unique style characterized by a sense of life, movement and symbolism. While Boucher is known as an academic sculptor, his work usually paid tribute to day laborers — an understandable endeavor given his father’s role as a farmhand. 

As his profile grew, Boucher also secured commissions to create busts of prominent figures in the scientific community as well as politicians. The artist became friendly with Auguste Rodin — widely considered the father of modern sculpture — and mentored Laure Coutan and Camille Claudel. Later, in 1902, Boucher founded the low-cost studios La Ruche in Montparnasse to support young artists.

Boucher participated at his first salon in 1874, winning a bronze medal. He later lived in Italy and further honed his skills, and was awarded the Prix du Salon in 1881. He received the Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900.

Boucher was promoted to Grand Officer in the Légion d'Honneur in 1925 and passed away in 1934.

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Creator: Alfred Boucher
“A la terre!” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Alfred Boucher & Barbedienne
By Alfred Boucher, F. Barbedienne Foundry
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Bronze sculpture model of "A La Terre!" (1890) after Alfred Boucher Signed to naturalistic base "A. Boucher", inscribed "F. Barbedienne Fondeur" Item # 008AMH08W This powerful mode...
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19th Century French Antique Alfred Boucher Furniture

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‘Diana the Huntress’. A Near Lifesize Statuary Marble Group
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Alfred Boucher (French, 1850-1934), ‘Diana the Huntress’, A Near Lifesize Statuary Marble Group. Modelled nude with head turned looking to her left, striding forward holding the greyhound by its collar with her right hand and a giltwood bow in her left hand. On an integral carved base with foliage support. Signed 'A. BOUCHER' Boucher’s choice of pose is deliberately indebted to the celebrated mid-16th century painting of Diana the Huntress by an anonymous artist of the School of Fontainebleau. The painting is a mythical representation of Diane de Poitiers, the mistress of King Henry II, in the guise of the goddess Diana, who is shown nude, walking forward beside a greyhound, looking over her left shoulder and holding a bow. Another clear antecedent for Boucher’s ‘Diane the Huntress...
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Patinated Bronze Figural Group Sculpture Entitled "Au But" 'The Finishing Line'
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A fine patinated bronze figural group sculpture entitled "Au But" (The Finishing Line). Cast by Siot-Decauville from a model by Alfred Boucher; with Siot-Decau...
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Patinated Bronze Figural Group Sculpture Entitled 'Au But' by Alfred Bucher
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A fine patinated bronze figural group sculpture entitled "Au But" (The Finishing Line). Artist: Alfred Boucher (French, 1850-1934) Date: Late 19th century ...
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Fine Pair of French White Marble and Gilt Bronze Figural Six-Light Candelabras
By Alfred Boucher
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A Fine Quality Pair of French White Marble with fine casting and Gilt Bronze Figural Six-Light Candelabras on Marble Bases signed 'A. BOUCHER'. Maker: Alfred Boucher (1850-1934) ...
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Alfred Boucher furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Alfred Boucher furniture, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Antonio Canova, Jean Bulio, and S. Marti & Cie. Prices for Alfred Boucher furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $9,800 and can go as high as $95,560, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $35,000.

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