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Ferdinand Barbedienne Pair of Marble & Ormolu Urn Low Tables

$18,500per set


A fine pair of French Louis XV style Ormolu Mounted Rouge Griotte marble urns by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, 1810-1892), now converted to low side tables with glass tops. The ovoid shaped urns surmounted with finely chased allegorical ormolu male masks flanked by foliage and open scrolled handles, all raised on a tapered square marble plinth with ormolu trim and cabriolet feet. The top fitted with a later circular glass top, both urns signed: 'F. Barbedienne'. The urns circa Paris, 1880. Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, 1810-1892) was a highly important and prolific French bronze founder of furniture mounts and more commonly, bronze sculpture including figures, animals, urns, clocks and candelabra. His signature Varied from hand written capitals to stamp in capitals, usually “F. BARBEDIENNE, "F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR” or “BARBEDIENNE PARIS”. Measures: Height: 17 3/4 inches (45.1 cm) Width: 9 inches (22.9 cm) Glass top: 20 inches diameter (50.8 cm).


  • Creator
    Ferdinand Barbedienne (Metalworker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.75 in. (45.09 cm)Diameter: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Glass tops are later. Repaired: The neck of the marble urns have had some minor restoration. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. A truly beautiful pair of urns converted into low side table or dessert centerpieces. Overall condition is very good with all original mercury gilt, finely chased ormolu. Minor age wear and restoration to the top of urn's neck. Please view all images.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A2565 1stDibs: LU1796225112432

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