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Henri Picard Furniture

French

Henri Picard was a 19th-century gilder who is said to have graced Paris with his stunning furniture and decor from 1831 to 1864. His bronze pieces included exquisitely detailed candelabras, ornate clocks and sculptural table lamps.

Each item cast and gilded by the talented Picard represented the marriage of function and beauty and is a notable example of Napoleon III-style design. Developing from 1852–70, Napoleon III furniture was plush and ornate, matching the fashion for masked balls and socializing in salons.

Picard was particularly known for his artistry — his body of work includes expertly cast gilt bronze (ormolu) mounts for a range of porcelain vessels produced by Sèvres, a maker of exemplary European ceramics for hundreds of years. Picard collaborated with many designers of his day and worked for a firm called Defreville. And while Picard received numerous commissions, his most notable was designing decorative objects for Napoleon III. The pieces are still displayed at the Napoleon III Apartments in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

Picard also designed mantel clocks for the prestigious French clock-making company Raingo Frères. The manufacturer’s clocks are also on display in the Napoleon III Apartments.

On 1stDibs, find antique Henri Picard decorative objects, lighting, case pieces and more.

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Creator: Henri Picard
19th Century Henri Picard Children Gilt Bronze Sculpture
By Henri Picard
Located in CABA, AR
Henri Picard, a master of artistic metalwork during the opulent Second Empire period in France, remains a figure of enduring fascination and admiration in the realms of antique art a...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze

French 19th c. Napoleon III Period Ormolu, Patinated Bronze, & Tole Centerpiece
By Henri Picard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and large scale French 19th century Napoleon III Period Ormolu, patinated Bronze, and tole centerpiece, signed by Henri Picard. This beautiful jardiniere centerpiece is ra...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Metal, Bronze, Ormolu

pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. candelabra lamps, signed H. Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational and high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Ormolu, patinated Bronze and Rouge Griotte marble candelabra lamps, signed H. Picard. Each stunning electrif...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Griotte Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu And Onyx Lamps
By Henri Picard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and finely decorated pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Ormolu and Onyx lamps, signed Henri Picard. This wonderful pair is raised by a square pedestal with recesse...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Onyx, Ormolu

A Pair Napoleon III Gilt-Bronze Vases, Mounted as Table Lamps, By Henri Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Pair of Fine Napoleon III Period Gilt-Bronze Vases, Mounted as Table Lamps, By Henri Picard. These vases exhibit finely detailed bronze work with superb matte and burnished gildi...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Pair of Neo-Pompeian Gueridons Malachite top , by H. Picard, France, c. 1865
By Henri Picard
Located in PARIS, FR
A similar model was exhibited at the 1889 Paris Universal Exhibition. Rare pair of round table made of patinated and gilded bronze with a top veneered with malachite and circled with bronze mounts adorned with ovum and beads. They stands on three patinated bronze feet with lion heads and paws, linked with gilded bronze X braces. Related Works: The feet of these gueridons adopt a sleek design and are adorned with claws and lion heads. Inspired by a well-known model in the Barbedienne Company production and it has been reused many times by his workshop. These gueridons shows how the Barbedienne Company offered a range of furniture from the designs of its decorator Louis-Constant Sévin. He designed this model of gueridon few time after he joined the Barbedienne Company in 1855 and this model can be seen on different interior decorations of the Second Empire. A tripod gueridon with feet like these ones can be seen on a picture showing the cold room of the Pompeiian house built for Prince Napoleon. (see picture attached, photograph by Laplanche J et Cie, between 1860-1866, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, PH15305). Most of the Ancient style furniture was made by Charles Rossigneux (1818-1908) but this gueridon shows that the Barbedienne Company took also part to this work. Biography: Henri Picard was established in Paris, 6 rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839 and then 10 rue de la Perle from 1840 to 1864. He worked on the Emperor Napoleon III’s apartments gilding at the Louvre Palace. His production was in a rich and fine style, like a Japanese style inkwell, or his Pompeian style dining table centerpieces...
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Mid-19th Century French Greek Revival Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Malachite, Bronze

Henri Picard, Louis XV Style Chest Of Drawers in Marquetry Bronze, Napoleon III
By Henri Picard
Located in NONANCOURT, FR
Chest of drawers between two opening by two drawers without curved crosspiece. It is in marquetry of kingwood on a rosewood background, decorated with intertwined foliage and shells ...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze

Fine and Early Sevres Porcelain and Ormolu Antique French Clock
By Henri Picard, Raingo Frères, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A fine and early clock, the case by Henri Picard of Paris and the movement by Raingo Frères. It is beautifully made of ormolu (mercury fire gilded bronze doré) mounted with exquisitely painted Sèvres style porcelain with a Bleu Celeste ground. The front panel shows a young couple, tending a flock of sheep in a tranquil country setting, a sleepy town in the distance. Above the dial she sits in fine clothes and the urn to the top shows them older together, a story of their love. Side panels are beautifully decorated with bows, flowers and a quiver of arrows. Other panels are delicately decorated with over glaze gilt decoration with applied porcelain 'jewels'. The porcelain is all signed to the reveres and numbered with movement number '1453', unusually the case is also numbered. The dial is porcelain with its original finely cut brass Breguet hands and is signed for the clockmaker Raingo Frères. The rear bezel is glazed to allow the movement to be seen. Please note that this design does not have a front glass over the dial. The French movement is of high quality and is by Raingo Freres. It is in excellent clean and running condition having been fully overhauled by our clockmaker. Pendulum is a replacement. It runs for 8 days and strikes the hours and halves on a bell. We have a video of the clock running, please ask and we will send you a link. Condition of the case is excellent, the original gilding clean and bright with only slight wear and discolouration. Porcelain is also excellent with no damage and hardly any wear. A few porcelain jewels are missing from the top left hand panel where the clock has been held for winding. The dial has a slight firing fault near the number five. Zacharie Raingo was apprenticed in Paris in 1790 and went on to establish Raingo Frères in 1813. Initially specialising in precision astronomical clocks and then after 1825 clocks and bronzes. Clients included the Emperor and Empress. The firm exhibited at many of the important exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century and was known for the fine quality of its ormolu. Henri Picard - The important founder and Gilder Henri Picard was based in Paris at 6, rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839, before moving to 10, rue de la Perle. The firm was active until around 1890. Celebrated for the high quality of his production, Henri Picard supplied many important patrons, including garnand table pieces for the petits appartements of Emperor Napoleon III at the Louvre. An important pair of twelve-light candelabra by Picard remain in the Musée du Louvre today. Raingo Frères clockmaker's mark on the movement backplate Henri Picard bronze...
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19th Century French Victorian Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

18th Century Qianlong Spinach Green Jade Bowl On 19th Century Gilt Bronze
By Henri Picard
Located in London, by appointment only
Magnificent Grand Scale Late 18th Century Qianlong Period Spinach Green Jade Bowl On 19th Century Gilt Bronze Stand By Henri Picard. To have created a sculptural bowl of this excepti...
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18th Century Chinese Qing Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Jade, Bronze

Sèvres Style Porcelain Mounted Ormolu Three-Piece Clock Set by H. Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
Comprising a central clock and a pair of flanking candelabra, the clock with central circular dial signed 'PICARD / A GENEVE', surrounded by three ormolu cherubs and two porcelain pl...
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19th Century Swiss Belle Époque Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Pair of Large 19th Century Bronze and Gilded Figural Candelabra by Denière
By Denière Et Picard, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Henri Picard, Maison Deniere
Located in London, GB
An Important Pair of Patinated & Gilt bronze Figural Candelabra By Denière of Paris & Henri Picard Modelled by Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) Constructed from patinated and gilt bron...
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19th Century French Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

A 19th c French marquetry and gilt bronze mounted commode signed Henri Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in Dallas, TX
A 19th century French Louis XVI kingwood marquetry inlay and marble top commode . Fine gilt bronze mounts . The bronzes are stamped Henri Picard ( HP) .
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Set of Four Baroque Style Gilt-Bronze Wall Lights by Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
Set of four Baroque style gilt-bronze wall lights by Picard French, 19th century Measures: Height 64cm, width 53cm, depth 27cm By Picard, Henri (French, fl. 1831-1864), and each...
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Mid-19th Century French Baroque Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Pair French 19th Century Neoclassical Style Figural Candelabra by Henri Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine pair of French 19th century neoclassical Greco-Roman style patinanted bronze and ormolu mounted figural candelabra by Henri Picard (French, Active from 1831-1864). The large and impressive pair of ten-light candelabra, each with a patinated figure of a standing bearded semi-nude male holding an ornate ormolu ten-light candelabrum, their bare feet resting on allegorical wreaths, helmet and sword stash, all above square black-slate plinth surmounted with ormolu trims and scrolled legs, the front surmounted with patinated bronze plaques depicting Greco-Roman scenes of Senators and maidens. Stamped "H. Picard" on the inner ring, the back of the male figures each stamped with the numerals "3776". Circa: Paris, 1850-1860. The well regarded fondeur and doreur Henri Picard was recorded at 6 rue Jarente in 1831, and moved to 10 rue de la Perle in 1839. The firm, which was active from 1831-1864, is known for having supplied very fine decorative objects to Emperor Napoleon III's apartments at the Louvre, which are still part of the collection, and was reputed for its fine quality decorative production of gilt and patinated bronzes, pièce de table and garnitures de cheminée...
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19th Century French Greco Roman Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Sèvres Porcelain Lamp Bases by Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
Pair of gilt-bronze mounted Sèvres porcelain lamp bases by Picard French, Late 19th Century Height 52cm, width 21cm, depth 16cm These superb pieces are a pair of Sèvres style po...
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Late 19th Century French Rococo Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Set of Four Gilt Bronze Table Candelabra by Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
Set of four gilt bronze table candelabra by Picard French, 19th century Measures: Height 69cm, width 28cm, depth 28cm The fine candelabra in this set are crafted form gilt bronz...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Important Pair of Belle Epoque Ormolu Candelabras w Frog Sculptures by H. Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in Lisse, NL
Truly unique pair of gilt bronze table candelabras by Henri Picard of Paris, France. These amazingly sculptural antique candelabras for more than one reason have the wow factor. First of all, they are made by one of the most famous and celebrated metal workers and 'fondeurs' of mid 19th century Paris. This artisan was commissioned by many important 'patrons', but Henri Picard’s most notable achievement was to supply Napoleon 3rd with various decorative antiques, some of which are still in the State Apartment of the Louvre Museum. The second reason why these candelabras are in a league of their own is the subject matter. Almost all Belle Epoque antiques have classical-world subject matters, but this pair clearly is different and it is this difference that makes this pair even more unique and remarkable. It is almost as if Henri Picard had already caught a glimpse of what was to come three or four decades later. We say so, because the subject matter (with animals and lotus or lily leafs and their organic design) is almost Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts in style. At the base of each of these candelabras are three endearing frog sculptures crouching under lotus leafs. A little further up the stem are a snail, a fly and a beetle sculpture, three creatures that regularly are on the frogs menu. And with the importance of frogs in French culture these candelabras also are of cultural historical significance. The third reason why we believe these works of art are of museum quality are the details. Besides the amphibian, mollusk and insects sculptures, you simply cannot overlook the remarkable details in the leafs, the branches and the floral decorations. They are of a quality and beauty that will make people want to stop, to look at and to study them. Like they would in a museum. Even all the original and removable bobeches AND the two bronze candle extinguishers...
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19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of Napoleon III Gilt-Bronze Three-Light Candelabra by Henri Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Pair of Napoleon III Neo-Etruscan Style Gilt-Bronze three-light candelabra by Henri Picard. Stamped to the underside of one foot 'H. PICARD'. Each candelabrum having a finely cast amphora-shaped body with angular supports,oval portrait masks of a maiden, and a baluster stem issuing three candle arms with circular drip trays and sconces embellished with suspended chains, surmounted by playful amorini and raised on tripod bases terminating in hoof feet. French, Circa 1870. Henri Picard The important fondeur and doreur Henri Picard worked in Paris from 1831 to 1884, most notably for the Emperor Napoléon III. He was based in Paris at 6 rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839, before moving to 10 rue de la Perle...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Belle Époque Period Lamps, Signed Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XV st. Belle Époque period ormolu candelabras lamps, signed Picard. Each lamp is raised by a striking and most deco...
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19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Bronze by Henri Picard Rococo Style Statue Children / Cherubs and Goat
By Henri Picard
Located in Toledo, OH
Large French Rococo style bronze figural group of cherubs and a goat by Henri Picard (1840-90). Small stamp on bottom of base 0000 HPICARD. Base is modeled after a similar sculpture ...
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1850s European Rococo Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Porcelain Lamps by Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and enameled porcelain lamps hand signed by Picard. Each lamp is raised by a striking and richly detailed ormolu base with block rosettes, a wonderfully executed draped fabric with tassels and charming acorn finials. The socle pedestal is decorated with a berried laurel band while above is the beautiful porcelain body with finely hand painted scenes of charming cherubs playing outside...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Enameled Porcelain Centerpiece
By Henri Picard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and enameled porcelain centerpiece hand signed by Picard. The centerpiece is raised by a striking and richly detailed ormolu base ...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Napoleon III Period Neoclassical Malachite and Gilt Bronze Clock Set by Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
Napoleon III period neoclassical malachite and gilt bronze clock set by Picard French, late 19th century Measures: Clock: Height 72cm, width 46cm, depth 27cm Candelabra: Height 78...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Malachite, Ormolu

Gilt Bronze Three-Piece Clock Set by Raingo Frères and Henri Picard
By Raingo Frères, Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
Gilt bronze three-piece clock set by Raingo Frères and Henri Picard This exceptional 19th century clock set comprises of three pieces crafted from gilt bronze: a central mantel cl...
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19th Century French Rococo Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Empire Sevres Style Porcelain Bronze Mounted Mantel Picard Clock
By Henri Picard
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a Sevres style porcelain ormolu bronze mounted mantel clock. The frontal cobalt blue porcelain panel is hand painted with a winged cherub holding a basket of flowers. Below him,...
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Late 19th Century French Empire Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze

Pair Of Ten-Light Candelabra After Pierre Gouthière, by Henri Picard, Circa 1870
By Pierre Gouthiere, Henri Picard
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Fine Pair Of Gilt-Bronze And White Marble Ten-Light Candelabra After The Model by Pierre Gouthière, by Henri Picard. French, Circa 1870. The gilt-bronze variously stamped 'P...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

French Porcelain and Ormolu Mantel Clock Stamped in Bronze H. Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
French Ormolu and porcelain mantel clock of Classical design dating from the mid-19th century stamped in the mint and original Ormolu H. Picard. Numbered in the bronze, 1297. The original ormolu is in quite pristine and totally original condition. The case inset with painted porcelain panels with fruit and floral decoration in the classical style. The clock surmounted by a Bacchanalian mask and two handled vase with grapes, standing on six vase shaped feet on a velvet plinth...
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1850s French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu

Gilt and Patinated Bronze Antique French Clock Set by Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
Comprising a central clock and a pair of flanking candelabra, the central circular dial surrounded by a laurel wreath and bow ormolu mount, with plaques depicting biblical scenes in relief on either side, surmounted by a large patinated bronze group, the pair of ten light candelabra similarly decorated with patinated bronze male...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of 19th Century Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Display Cabinets by Henri Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
A remarkable pair of display cabinets By Henri Picard of Paris Constructed in mahogany, with extensive and superlative ormolu decoration. The cabinets of rectangular form, rising...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu, Bronze

Napoleon III Period Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Clock Set by Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
This magnificent clock set is the work of celebrated French maker Henri Picard, who collaborated on this fine piece together with the famous firm of clockmakers, Raingo Freres. Both ...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Ormolu, Bronze

Sèvres Porcelain Garniture, Mounted in Gilt Bronze by Picard
By Henri Picard, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in London, GB
With its delightful painted representations of the four seasons and bacchanalian scenes, this ‘bleu celeste’ garniture demonstrates the technical excellence of Sevres factory porcelain. On top of this, the porcelain vases are beautifully decorated with gilt bronze (ormolu) mounts, expertly cast by Henri Picard, the manufacturer and gilder to Emperor Napoleon III. This garniture is comprised of a central jardinière and a pair of flanking vases. The jardinière features a wide porcelain body, which is topped by a gilt bronze guilloche-patterned neck. This is fitted with two geometric handles, which terminate in cherubs masks. The jardinière body is finely decorated with a continuous painting of putti playing together in a woodland setting. One putti holds the pinecone-tipped staff carried by followers of Bacchus (or Dionysus), the god of wine and ecstasy. Several putti ride on a goat, led on a harness by other putti. This painting is edged with jewelled and parcel gilt decoration, set against a bright ‘bleu celeste’ ground. The jardinière stands on a shaped gilt bronze stem, its top encircled by a band of stiff leaves, its middle by a laurel wreath, and its foot by beading. The jardinière is placed on a square gilt bronze plinth, which is decorated with grape-form finials, hung draperies and foliate motifs, and is set on four beaded toupie feet. The pair of vases are similar to the jardinière in their design. They feature ovoid ‘bleu celeste’ porcelain bodies, which are decorated with continuous paintings of the four seasons, within gilt and jewelled frames. Winter is depicted in a scene showing putti huddled together on a sleigh in a snowy landscape, and autumn by cherubs reaping crops with a sickle. Spring is shown by cherubs wearing flower wreaths and dancing while holding garlands, and summer by putti picking grapes and drinking wine. The vases’ bodies are topped by pointed gilt and jewelled ‘bleu celeste’ porcelain lids, crowned by gilt bronze grape finials. Like the jardinière, the vases are fitted with gilt bronze cherub...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Fine Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze-Mounted Vitrine Cabinet by Henri Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in New York, NY
A fine late 19th century Louis XVI style gilt bronze-mounted double vitrine cabinet By Henri Picard The vitrine fitted with a nice inset marble top, the upper cabinet with a long single drawer and bronze women busts on the corners. The bottom part with ram heads and centered with cornucopia and a lions mask. Stamped HPR, for Henri Picard, on the back of some bronzes. The important fondeur and doreur Henri Picard worked in Paris from 1831-1884, most notably for the Emperor Napoléon III. He was based in Paris at 6, rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839, before moving to 10, rue de la Perle...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Henri Picard Furniture

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Bronze

Henri Picard furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Henri Picard 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 Henri Picard furniture, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Henri Picard were created in the Rococo style in europe during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Porcelaine de Paris, Jules Moigniez, and Marcel Debut. Prices for Henri Picard furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $4,274 and can go as high as $145,521, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $25,350.

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