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F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Founded by one-time Parisian wallpaper dealer Ferdinand Barbedienne and engineer Achille Collas, one of the most revered foundries in 19th-century France began with the invention of a revolutionary 1830s-era device that could produce proportional reproductions — large or small — of sculptures. Collas’s machine, which yielded miniature likenesses of antiquities for the interiors of homes the world over, was pivotal to the success of the F. Barbedienne Foundry. The successful firm earned prestigious awards and critical acclaim and created exquisite bronze candleholders, clocks and lamps for a range of wealthy and prominent clients.

The duo first launched their company under the name Société Collas et Barbedienne, and early on, they optimized chemical processes for pigmenting and patinating their bronze statuettes. After Collas died in 1859, Barbedienne forged on alone, and the company’s name changed to simply F. Barbedienne.

Barbedienne employed more than 300 workers at that point, and the Maison created a range of furnishings and decorative objects that featured the integration of marble and ormolu accents. However, with the onset of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, the foundry was forced to retrofit its molds, and the production of cannons replaced sculptures, furniture and vases.

When Ferdinand Barbedienne passed away in 1891, his nephew and heir, Gustave Leblanc, took over as president, changing the name to Leblanc-Barbedienne. Leblanc expanded production into Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, carrying on the company's legacy with monumental sculptures, and models and securing production rights for famous statues. Paul-Alexandre Dumas, an Art Nouveau maker and student of Louis Majorelle, succeeded Leblanc until the company's closing in 1952.

Barbedienne pieces had been exhibited regularly in the 19th century and were especially prevalent at Europe’s international expositions and world’s fairs, where they received numerous awards. Today, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris holds dozens of Barbedienne works in its collection, including intricate mirrors, vases and cups created by Louis-Constant Sévin at the foundry. For more than two decades, Sévin created lamps, boxes and more at Maison Barbedienne. Working alongside award-winning chaser Désiré Attarge, Sévin designed Napoleon III-era works that greatly appealed to European nobility.

Other notable artists who collaborated with Barbedienne included Eugene Aizelin, Emmanuel Fremiet, Antonin Mercié, Emile Guillemin, Edouard Lievre, Ferdinand Levillain and Auguste Rodin.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of Barbedienne decorative objects, lighting and collectibles.

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Creator: F. Barbedienne Foundry
Tazza in bronze
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Ferdinand Levillain
Located in 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NL
Tazza in bronze with relief on top, representing 'Le Masque'. Signed: F. Barbedienne (metalworker). Ferdinand Levillain is the artist. Circa 1890, France. H: 9cm. W:26cm.
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1880s French Neoclassical Revival Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

A Patinated Bronze Holy Water Font
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Louis Kley
Located in 263-0031, JP
Signed “Kley,” after Louis Kley, a French sculptor (1833-1911). Stamped with the circular “Collas” stamp indicating that the reduction of this cast from the original was performed ac...
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Late 19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

A Patinated Bronze Plaque Depicting Antinous
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in 263-0031, JP
The Roman Emperor Hadrian became acquainted with the beautiful youth named Antinous in Anatolia. The young man’s beauty inspired innumerable pieces of sculpture, but ultimately his f...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

A Patinated Bronze Bust Depicting Moliere by the Barbedienne Foundry
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in 263-0031, JP
Houdin’s expressive yet classically poised bust of the 17th-century French playwright, originally in marble, has been finely cast and worked by the the Parisian bronze foundry Barbed...
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19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

A Patinated Bronze Sculpture of a Boy with a Goose
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in 263-0031, JP
After the Hellenistic original, apparently by the sculptor Boethus, a marble variant of which can be found in the Louvre. This sculpture, along with the Dying Gaul and the Scythian K...
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Late 19th Century French Hellenistic Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Georges GARDET (1863-1939) Group of deer, Ferdinand Barbedienne
By Georges Gardet, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Georges GARDET (1863-1939)., Hunting bronze. Naturalia., Group of deer and trots in the forest. Bronze proof with dark patina., Founder: Ferdinand Barbedienne., Height: 60 cm.
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1870s French Other Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Huge Antique P. Dubois. F. Barbedienne Bronze Soldier Sculpture
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Huge Antique P. Dubois. F. Barbedienne Bronze Soldier Sculpture.
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1890s French Renaissance Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Figure of the Berlin Adorante by Barbedienne Foundry
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in 263-0031, JP
A 19th-century patinated bronze figure of the Berlin Adorante, or Praying Boy. The piece is a reduction of the Hellenistic-era original, currently in t...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century Demosthenes Bronze Sculpture by Barbedienne Foundry
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in 263-0031, JP
A bronze figure representing Demosthenes (384-322 BC), a Greek statesman and orator. The sculpture is based on a Roman copy of an original Greek statue. The chocolate-brown patina of...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

A Patinated Canister by the Barbedienne Foundry of Paris
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in 263-0031, JP
This piece is unique in my collection. Antique bronze cassolettes and vases and urns and other “garnitures” come in pairs and are generally meant to flank a clock on the mantle. If y...
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Late 19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

A large pair French 19th century patinated bronze figural torchès
By François-Christophe-Armand Toussaint, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Brighton, Sussex
François-Christophe-Armand Toussaint (1806-1862) A large pair of French mid-19th century gilt and patinated bronze figural torchères: Esclave Indien and Esclave Indienne cast by F. Barbedienne (before 1869) from models by Toussaint dated 1850 the male and female figures each holding aloft glass flame shades, on panelled chamfered rectangular black marble plinths, the bronze pedestals of cylindrical baluster form with acanthus leaf collars and four engaged foliate scroll corbel supports with fluted ornament, on circular socles cast in the form of ribbon-bound laurel garlands, each signed A.Toussaint 1850 and Fondeur F.Barbedienne, 36cm wide, 36cm deep, 217cm high (14in wide, 14in deep, 85in high). the figures 112cm high (44in high Armand Toussaint first exhibited a plaster model at the 1847 Salon in Paris entitled "Un esclave indien portant une torche" along with its female pendant...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

F. Barbedienne Foundry, French Bronze Bust of Jesus Christ
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, French Bronze Bust of Jesus Christ, Barbedienne 1858 An exceptional French patinated realistic miniature bronze b...
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19th Century French Mid-Century Modern Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

French Neo-Grec Antique Marble and Bronze Mantel Clock by Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Shippensburg, PA
FRENCH NEO-GREC BLACK MARBLE AND PATINATED BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK Edited by F. Barbedienne Fondeurs, Paris (faded engraving on dial), movement by Charles Boye circa 1880-1900 Item # 303...
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20th Century French Romantic F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

c1870 French Bronze Sculpture Lanmp "Diogenes" Greek Philosopher by Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Opa Locka, FL
c1870 French Neoclassical Bronze Sculpture Table Lantern of "Diogenes" by Leblanc Barbedienne. Small bulb inside the lantern is amazing. This sculpture is very highly detailed.
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1870s French Neoclassical Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

'Listening Stag' by Romantic Author A.L. Barye Produced by Barbedienne in Bronze
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in North Miami, FL
Patinated bronze sculpture 'Listening Stag' by romantic author and sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye and produced by F. Barbedienne Fondeur By: Antoine-Louis Barye, F. Barbedienne Fondeu...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze, Metal, Copper

Barbedienne Bronze Sculpture of Cleopatra with Snake
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Miami, FL
A bronze sculpture of Cleopatra with a snake. Crisp meticulous detail.
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1890s French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

“A la terre!” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Alfred Boucher & Barbedienne
By Alfred Boucher, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Shippensburg, PA
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 F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Harlequin by R. de Saint Marceaux, Cast by F. Barbedienne, France, Circa 1880
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, René de Saint-Marceaux
Located in PARIS, FR
Signature of René Saint-Marceaux and dated 1879 Signed F. Barbedienne Fondeur Paris A. Collas Mechanical Reduction Stamps Reduced Size: 3/5 Elegant statue of a standing Harlequin, ...
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1880s French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Large Signed Barbedienne Antique French Bronze Sculpture of the Venus de Milo
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique bronze sculputre. Depicting the Venus de Milo. After the ancient model by Alexandros of Antioch. Bearing an Achille Collas reduction seal and a Barbedienne mark. P...
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19th Century French Belle Époque Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of Victorian Bronze Warwick vases by the Barbedienne Foundry
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
A patinated bronze model of the Warwick vase with Bacchic ornament by the Barbedienne foundry. Modeled after the celebrated ancient Roman marble vase, discovered in fragments in 1771...
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19th Century French Victorian Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Napoleon Cup by F. Barbedienne Foundry in marble and bronze
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Milano, IT
The cup or mug described is a beautiful piece by Ferdinand Barbedienne, a renowned French bronze sculptor and foundryman who lived between 1810 and 1892. Created around 1860 and know...
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1850s French Napoleon III Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Handcrafted Bronze Table Centerpiece Bowl by F. Levillain & Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Ferdinand Levillain
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning French bronze tazza with wine & Bacchus theme, by Ferdinand LEVILLAIN (1837-1905). Every time we find an antique of this extraordinary quality and beauty we wonder what p...
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19th Century French Classical Roman Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century Gilt Bronze Classic Style Candlesticks by Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Fairfax, VA
Pair of 19th century gilt bronze candlesticks in classic roman style bust and human feet base by Barbedianne.
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19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Pair Gilt and Patinated Bronze Candelabra from Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French 19th century patinated bronze candelabra of the finest quality by Barbedienne of Paris, mounted on rouge marble bases, after the original slave sculptures by Michelang...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Antique French F. Barbedienne Ormolu Bronze and Crystal Centerpiece
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
A fine antique French Empire cut crystal round shaped centerpiece bowl with a wavy edge. Mounted in a footed hand chiseled ormolu mount decora...
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19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Crystal, Ormolu

Antique Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture of "La Danse" by Eugene Delaplanche
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Eugène Delaplanche
Located in Shippensburg, PA
EUGÉNE DELAPLANCHE French, 1836-1891 "La Danse" Medium-brown patinated bronze signed in cast DELAPLANCHE incised "F. Barbedienne Fondeur Paris" & numbered 225 sealed with A. Collas reduction cachet Item # 212LKS08A This is a very fine casting of La Danse after the original model by Eugene Delaplanche...
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20th Century French Art Nouveau F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Antique Miniature Barbedienne Bronze Bust of Molière After Houdon
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique miniature bronze. A miniature portrait bust of Molière, the alias of the playwright Jean Baptiste Poquelin. Modeled after the original by Jean-Antoine Houdon. ...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze Baluster Vase - Barbedienne Cast Iron - Thistles Of Lorraine Decor - Peri
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in CRÉTEIL, FR
Charming baluster vase in gilded bronze, very beautiful casting signed F. BARBEDIENNE. The decoration proudly bearing thistles of Lorraine is magnified by an octagonal base in French marble, green of the Alps. Period : End of XIXth century - Art Nouveau Dimensions : Height : 29,5cm x width : 11cm - diameter of  Dimensions of the base : Length : 9cm x width : 9cm The thistle of Lorraine is a source of inspiration for the Art Nouveau and the School of Nancy  It is an artistic movement that lasted only about thirty years, from 1884. The arrival of the First World War put an end to it.  Nancy rustled under the talent of the craftsmen and industrialists who worked at the very end of the 19th century and the very beginning of the 20th century.  Carpenters, cabinetmakers, architects, glassmakers, ironworkers and stained glass artists...
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19th Century Art Nouveau Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Leblanc Barbedienne, Candle Holders, Late 1800s France
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in PARIS, FR
Superb art deco candleholders by LeBlanc Barbedienne. Beautiful and intricate decorations of pigeons and swallows. In bronze and Portor black and white veined marble. France, Late 18...
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Late 19th Century French Romantic Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Gilded Bronze Dog Fremiet & Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Emmanuel Fremiet
Located in Newark, England
Fine 19th century French gilded bronze model of a dog. The bronze beautifully cast by renowned French sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet. Cast as a recumberant Samoyed on an elongasted oval b...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

French Bronze Sculpture "Tiger Walking" after Antoine-Louis Barye, Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE French, 1795-1875 "Tigre Qui Marche" Dark brown patinated bronze Signed in base "A.L. BARYE", incised "F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR, PARIS", cold-stamped FRANCE cold-tooled to underside 19.691 conceived 1841, cast circa early 20th century Item # 111GPP20Q Barye's ability to merge our romantic idealization of nature with a colder reality of nature's predator is beautifully represented in this striding cat. Originally conceived in 1841, Tigre Qui Marche (Walking Tiger...
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Early 20th Century French Romantic F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of French Napoleon III Bronze Candlesticks by Barbedienne, France, 1860s
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Salzburg, AT
Pair of very elegant classicist candlesticks in fine patinated bronze, signed BARBEDIENNE. The execution of the casting is extremely finely worked with delicate leaves on the outer wall of the candlestick, with a head of antiquity on the upper part of the stem which flows into the lower part with fluting and side volutes. The 3 curved legs stand on raised feet with delicate strappy sandals. Measures: The diameter at the top is 3.5cm and at the bottom 13.5cm Ferdinand Barbedienne (* August 6, 1810 in Saint-Martin-de-Fresnay, Calvados department, France; † March 21, 1892 in Paris) was a French sculptor, bronze ware manufacturer, and gallery owner. One of the most important and popular Éditeurs d'art, or publishers of art articles, he had most of the French sculptors of his time under contract. Life and work Ferdinand Barbedienne was the son of a farmer. At the age of 13, he learned the Craft of saddlery. In 1822 he moved to Paris, where he first worked as a clerk in a wallpaper shop. He received start-up capital from his employer to open his own store, which he set up on Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in 1834. He pursued the idea of exhibiting bronze statues in addition to his core business and mass producing them in small format. In 1838, he joined forces with the mechanic Achille Collas, who had developed the machine á reduction (réducteur for short); a device based on the principles of the pantograph that could reproduce three-dimensional objects in any size - reduced or enlarged. On November 29, 1838, both signed the founding contract for the company Société Ferdinand Barbedienne et Achille Collas, which aimed to commercially exploit the mechanized production of sculptural works for an initial 20 years. Barbedienne took care of the commercial management of the company, while Collas contributed the patent on his invention and seven existing machines, and with his profound knowledge of machinery was responsible for the production processes. Together they decided on the subject matter of the objects, the selling prices, and all other financial matters. In 1841, they produced casts of the Apollo of Belvedere, the Spinario, and 21 pieces with the motif of a bas-relief of the Parthenon. These were followed by versions of the Laocoon group, the Venus of Arles, and the Borghese Fencer, among others. Special interest was initially shown in works from antiquity, for which casts from the Atelier de Moulage in the Louvre served as models. The company continued to produce works by representatives of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Giovanni Bologna or by French sculptors such as Jean Goujon, Jean-François Flamand, Pierre Puget, François Girardon, Antoine Coysevox...
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1860s French Napoleon III Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Louis Constant Sévin & F. Barbedienne, a Rare Ormolu and Blue Glass Centerpiece
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
Louis Constant Sévin & F. Barbedienne, a rare ormolu and blue glass centerpiece, circa 1880. This fantastic quality centerpiece vase is made with the...
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19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

"Galata Morente" Sculpture in Bronze and Marble F. Barbedienne Fonduer
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
We have specialized in the sale of Art Deco and Art Nouveau and Vintage styles since 1982. If you have any questions we are at your disposal. Pushing the button that reads 'View All From Seller'. And you can see more objects to the style for sale. F. Barbedienne fonduer Ferdinand Barbedienne (6 August 1810 – 21 March 1892) was a French metalworker and manufacturer, who was well known as a bronze founder. The son of a small farmer from Calvados, he started his career as a dealer in wallpaper in Paris. In 1838 he went into partnership with Achille Collas (1795-1859), who had just invented a machine to create miniature bronze replicas of statues. Together they started a business selling miniatures of antique statues from museums all over Europe, thus democratising art and making it more accessible to households.[2] From 1843 they extended their scope by reproducing the work of living artists and also diversified by making enamelled household objects. With the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 the firm briefly had to switch to cannon founding owing to the shortage of metals but resumed business afterwards. Following Barbedienne's death in 1892, he was buried in the Père-Lachaise cemetery and the firm was carried on by his nephew Gustave Leblanc until 1952. Among the principal artists reproduced by the firm were Antoine Louis Barye and Auguste Rodin. The Dying Galata (Italian: Galata morente...
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1870s French Classical Roman Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Monumental French Patinated Bronze Bust of William Shakespeare, After Houdon
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
A monumental French patinated bronze bust of William Shakespeare, after Houdon, by F. Barbedienne Foundry, circa 1870. Masterfully and realistically sculpted in solid bronze, this...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of Late 19th Century Bookends with Bronze Dog and Cat by F. Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A pair of refined bronze bookends depicting shepherd dogs and cats. The marble and onyx bronze are signed by Ferdinand Barbedienne, Paris. The dogs and c...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Onyx, Bronze

Bronze statue of Gloria Victis, circa 1880, by Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality bronze sculpture of Gloria Carrying the Angel Victis, Cast by Barbedienne and After a Model by Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie´ (French, 1845-1916). The draped figure...
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19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE - Bronze, The Flayed
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Beaune, FR
Rare bronze sculpture by Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE signed on the base representing a flayed. This bronze is in very good condition.
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19th Century European Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze Cup by Barbedienne, Napoleon III Period
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Bronze cup by Barbedienne, Napoleon III period, 19th century. Measures: H: 21 cm, W: 33 cm, D: 20 cm, D: 12 cm.
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1870s French Napoleon III Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Large Grand Tour Sculpture Bronze Greco-Roman Uffizi Wrestlers Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Rochester, NY
Grand tour circa 1860s bronze of the Wrestlers. Rich fine dark brown patina. Marked "F. Barbedienne Fondeur." The Wrestlers also known as The Two Wrestlers, The Uffizi Wrestlers...
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Mid-19th Century Grand Tour Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

French 19th C Gilt and Patinated Bronze Group of Gloria Victis, by A. Mercie
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antonin Mercie
Located in New York, NY
An Incredible and Large Gilt and Patinated Bronze Group of Gloria Victis, a Winged Figure of Victory with a Fallen Warrior. This incredible bronze piece was cast after a model by Maarius-Jean-Antonin Mercié, This model is signed 'F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR PARIS' demonstrating that it was cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne's foundry, the best bronzier of the 19th century. The base is further signed 'A. Mercie' and stamped 'Réduction Mécanique' with an inscription of '659'. The figure is mounted on a Belgian noir marble base with various stepped edges. Gloria Victis is one the most well-known and important bronze casts of the 19th Century. The quality of this particular model is absolutely incredible and all the marking indicate that this particular piece is one of the finest produced by the Foundry. A student of Jouffroy and de Falguière at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (1845-1916) won the Grand Prix de Rome at 23 years old with his work Thésée vainqueur du Minotaure. In 1872, he sent the plaster model of his work David vainqueur to the Salon, for which he won the first class medal. At the same time, he received La croix de la Légion d'honneur at the Villa Medici. His return to Paris, in 1874, issued in a long and brilliant career with numerous commissions, notably the monuments for Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie for the Royal Chapel at Dreux (1886). By the age of 30 Mercié was already very well-known and his Gloria Victis received resounding success when it was exhibited at the Salon, in 1874 (in plaster) and in 1875 (in bronze). This work exalted the heroism and the patriotic sentiments aroused by the disasters of 1870. His predilection for patriotic subjects is shown in many of his works such as Quand même...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

Antique Bronze Diana of Gabii Sculpture Made & Marked F. Barbedienne & L. Collas
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, A. Collas Brevete
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning antique bronze of the goddess of hunting, of women and of the moon. She also is a great talking piece. The original Diana of Gabii is a lifesize marble statue...
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Mid-19th Century French Neoclassical Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture "Lioness of Senegal" by Antoine-Louis Barye & Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE French, 1795-1875 "Lionne du Sénégal" Patinated bronze signed in base "BARYE" incised "F. Barbedienne, Fondeur, Paris" conceived 1857, sand-cast circa 1900 ...
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20th Century French Romantic F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture"Walking Tiger"by Antoine-Louis Barye, Barbedienn
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE French, 1795-1875 "Tigre Qui Marche" Patinated bronze Signed in base "BARYE", incised "F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR, FRANCE" conceived 1841, cast circa 1880-1900 Item # 110UGP10Q Barye's ability to merge our romantic idealization of nature with a colder reality of nature's predator is beautifully represented in this striding cat. Originally conceived in 1841, Tigre Qui Marche (Walking Tiger...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Bronze Figural Sculpture of Gloria Victis by Antonin Mercié
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antonin Mercie
Located in New York, NY
Gloria Victis, a winged figure of victory carrying a fallen warrior casted in bronze with brown patina. Inscribed with 'F. Barbedienne. Fonduer' mark and...
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19th Century French Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture of the Venus de Milo by F. Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This cast bronze sculpture of the Venus de Milo dates to the 1860s-1880s and was cast by the F. Barbedinne foundry in Paris started in 1838 by Ferdinand Barbedienne and Achille Colla...
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Late 19th Century French Grand Tour Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

French Bronze Sculpture "Valet de Limier" by Pierre Jules Mene & Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Shippensburg, PA
PIERRE JULES MENE French, 1810-1879 "Valet de Limier" (1879) Patinated bronze Signed in cast "P.J. MÊNE", incised "F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR" to base Item # 109LWK22S This was the...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Large and Rare Patinated Bronze Bust of George Washington, by F. Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
A Large and Rare Patinated Bronze Bust of George Washington, after Houdon by F. Barbedienne Foundry, circa 1870. Very nice quality green patinated bronze bust of President...
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19th Century French American Classical Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture "Tiger Devouring Gazelle" by Antoine-Louis Barye
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE French, 1795-1875 "Tigre Dévorant une Gazelle (second edition)" Verde and autumnal patinated bronze Signed in cast "BARYE", incised "F. Barbedienne Fondeur" c...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Magnificent Console by Barbedienne, Falguière and Dubois, France, Circa 1880
By Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguière 1, F. Barbedienne Foundry, Paul Dubois
Located in PARIS, FR
Total height with mirror: 383 cm (151 in.) Console : Height : 97 cm (38 in.) ; Length : 291 cm (114 in.) ; Depth : 47 cm (18 in.) Height with pedestals : 178 cm (70 in.) – Width of pedestals tops : 36 x 23 cm (14 x 9 in.) Provenance: Hôtel de Bourbon-Condé, for the Conte de Chambrun, 12 rue Monsieur, 7th arrondissement, Paris. This magnificent white carrare and bleu turquin marble Louis XVI style console is embellished with carved and gilded bronze ornaments. The belt, adorned with a fluted frieze, masks of Bacchus and rosettes, is standing on six spirally fluted feet with foliage on the extremities. The part meant to be placed against the wall is divided in several pannels framed with moulded and beaded bronze. Above the console stands a giltwood and white-painted mirror, richly decorated at its top with a carved head of Apollo flanked by acanthus leaves and treillis. The mirror is framed by two patinated bronze female figures, each holding seven-light candelabra and standing on pedestals richly adorned with laurel garlands and bronze frames. These are casts by F.Barbedienne, after models by J.A.J. Falguière and P.Dubois (they are signed to the base, one ‘FALGVIERE and F.BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR’, the other ‘P.DUBOIS’ and ‘F.BARBEDIENNE’). The original models of these bronzes were shown at the 1867 Exposition Universelle before being installed at the Château de Compiègne for the enjoyment of Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie. The masterful console was commissionned to Barbedienne around 1880 to garnish the interiors of the Conte de Chambrun at the Hôtel de Bourbon-Condé, 12 rue Monsieur, 7th arrondissement, Paris. This console was part of the sale of the count’s art and furniture collections that took place on the 18th of June 1900 after the count’s death (listed as lot n°52 in the sale catalogue). Born in 1810, died in Paris in 1892, Ferdinand Barbedienne, the most important caster of bronze pieces of art during the second half of the 19th Century, created and directed in Paris one of the major artistic founderies of his time. Barbedienne specialised in classical reproductions, whose models were exposed in famous European museums. Their illustrated catalogues included many diverse objects such as busts, ornemental sculpture (clocks, candelabras, cups) sometimes even life-sized and also bronzes for furniture. Apart from his own production, Barbedienne worked for the most renowned sculptors such as Barrias, Clésinger and Carrier-Belleuse. All his works were highly esteemed and he, himself honoured by contemporary critics. At the London exhibition in 1851 Barbedienne's firm won two « Council medals ». At the 1855 Universal Exhibition, he won a medal of honour. The success of Barbedienne's firm brought him many official commissions. At the London Universal Exhibition of 1862 Barbedienne won medals in three different categories : Furniture, Silversmith work and Artistic bronzes. Barbedienne was made an officer of the Légion d'Honneur in 1867 and Commander in 1878 when he was compared with « a prince of industry and the king of bronze casting ». His glory did not decline with the passage of the time for at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 the critics thanked Barbedienne for the example he set for other bronze-casters by the perfection of his bronzes. Paul Dubois (1829-1905) studied law before entering the workshop of Toussaint, then the School of Fine Arts. After travelling in Italy, he participated to the Salon of 1863 and won the third medal for the sculpture category. He won several other medals : the Medal of Honour with his Florentine Singer...
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1880s French Louis XVI Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Bronze Sculpture "Panther of Tunisia" After Antoine-Louis Barye, Barbedienne
By Antoine-Louis Barye, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Shippensburg, PA
"PANTHÈRE DE TUNIS NO. 2" AFTER A MODEL BY ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (FRENCH, 1796-1875) Signed in base "BARYE", incised to edge "F. Barbedienne Fondeur"; underside incised "24 / Z"; cast ...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century French Bronze Tazza Dish by Ferdinand Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A Roman-classical style decorative bowl, cast in bronze, brown patinated finish. This antique coupe is signed by Ferdinand Barbedienne (France, 1810-1892). In the center a depiction ...
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Late 19th Century French Classical Roman Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of Greek revival F. Barbediene Bronze Candelabras
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large French 19 century Greek Revival patinated bronze candelabras with gilt highlights on Rouge marble bases. Wired as lamps . Signed : F. Barbedienne Fondeur.
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19th Century French Greek Revival Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Late 19th Century Bronze Bust of Ariadne F Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in London, by appointment only
A French patinated bronze bust of Ariadne by F. Barbedienne foundry after the antique. The fine 'reduction a colis' is after a model by Bertel Thorvaldsen (circa 1805-1810). This sole bust is often paired with a famous antique...
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Late 19th Century French Classical Roman Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mantel Clock by Henri Picard & Fedinand Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Very Fine French 19th Century Gilt-Bronze Figural Mantel Clock, Horloge à Poser, by Henri Picard and Fedinand Barbedienne - ‘F. Barbédienne & Cie. / A Paris’, after the model by É...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

"Nude and Horsedrawn Chariot, " Rare Bronze Plaque by Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully modeled, cast and finished, this high-relief plaque of a nude male figure followed by a four-horse chariot driven by a robed female figure was produced the famous Barbedi...
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Early 20th Century French Greek Revival F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

Fine French Bronze Mounted Green Marble and Mantle Clock F. Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in New York, NY
Surmounted on a French green marble, the clock with heavy dore bronze mounts. Marked on dial F. Barbedienne foundry. Accented with cherub & small...
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19th Century Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Bronze Tazza by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Levillain, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good 19th century Italian bronze neo-greque footed Tazza with scrolled handles and arge, round centrepiece, in the centre with a round relief medallion with an antique classical sc...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Antique F. Barbedienne Foundry Furniture

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Bronze

F. Barbedienne Foundry furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

F. Barbedienne Foundry 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 F. Barbedienne Foundry furniture, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by F. Barbedienne Foundry were created in the Louis XVI style in europe during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Antoine-Louis Barye, Emmanuel Fremiet, and Charles Valton. Prices for F. Barbedienne Foundry furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $695 and can go as high as $417,582, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,900.

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