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Bernardi’s Antiques sells fine French and other Europeon Bronze and Marble.
We carry many Fine Antique Clocks, Marble Busts, Bronze Figures, Candelabras, Chandeliers, Lighting, etc…
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  • French 19th Century Large Barbedienne Classical Figure of a Woman – “Diana of Gabii” after Praxiteles

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    French 19th Century Large Barbedienne Classical Figure of a Woman – “Diana of Gabii” after Praxiteles

    A French, late 19th century beautifully patina’d large bronze figure of a female figure – ‘Diana of Gabii’ – in classical drapery after the sculpture (in marble) that is attributed to Praxiteles.

    The Diana of Gabii is a statue of a woman in drapery which probably represents the goddess Artemis and is traditionally attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles. It became part of the Borghese collection and is now conserved in the Louvre with the inventory number Ma 529.

    Impressed to base F. Barbedienne Foundeur – and coin founder mark on back corner.

    Measures:  22 1/2 inches high x 6 3/4 inches wide x 5 3/4 inches deep.

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  • Beautiful Quality Gilt Bronze & Etched Crystal Flute Epergne

    Beautiful Quality Gilt Bronze & Etched Crystal Flute Epergne

    A beautiful quality gilt bronze epergne with a single etched glass flute in the centre.  The epergne is footed and has a circular shelf that could accommodate small fruit – the centre flute to be filled with a bouquet of flowers.  Three women’s heads decorate the top of the bronze that make up the holder for the glass flute.

    The gilding is very high quality.

    Unsigned – most likely Austrian or French – late 19th century / early 20th Century..

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  • “Winter” – Bronze Figurine of Woman, after Houdon (Jean Antoine Houdon 1748-1841) – F. Barbedienne Fondeur – late 19th Century.

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    “Winter” – Bronze Figurine of Woman, after Houdon (Jean Antoine Houdon 1748-1841) – F. Barbedienne Fondeur – late 19th Century.

    A wonderful bronze figurine of a woman – Representing “Winter” with a shawl wrapped around her shoulders and head – although she has no clothes on from the waist down.  It has a beautiful patina.

    The bronze is signed “Houdon” on the base and “F. Barbedienne Fondeur” further down on the side of the base.
    Jean Antoine Houdon (1748-1841) – The original by Houdon is done in Marble.

    Another bronze example can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York:
    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/202614

    The bronze measures 17 inches tall and 6 inches wide.

    It is in excellent condition.

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  • Large Heavy, Fantastic Quality Bronze Classical Grouping – “The Chiron Instructing Achilles” – Attributed to François Rude (French, 1784–1855)

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    Large Heavy, Fantastic Quality Bronze Classical Grouping – “The Chiron Instructing Achilles” – Attributed to François Rude (French, 1784–1855)

    An exceptional quality large, heavy bronze classical grouping portraying  the centaur (1/2 man, 1/2 horse) teaching the young warrior archery. At one end of the grouping is a large snake and a tree stump. The other end shows a lyre in a pile of material. The centaur has flowing robes and a quiver of arrows at his back.

    The sculpture is taken after a painting by French artist – JEAN-BAPTISTE REGNAULT (1754-1829)
    and the bronze attributed to  Francois Rude (French, 1784–1855).

    Both the centaur and Achilles have their arms extended but are missing their bows.

    The bronze is unsigned.  Dates  mid-19th century.

    The grouping measures 18 inches long from the end of the centaur’s tail to the other end and is 8 inches wide.  The grouping stands 17 inches tall.

    Other than the missing bows, the grouping is in beautiful condition.  A photo of what the bows would look like is pictured from a Christie’s auction.

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  • Pair of Elaborately Decorated Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Tazzas

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    Pair of Elaborately Decorated Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Tazzas

    A gorgeous pair of elaborately decorated Austrian or French gilt bronze and cut crystal tazzas. The heavy cut crystal tops are removable from the bases and are decorated with various patterns on the crystal.

    Total height is 8 1/2 inches tall.
    The gilt bronze base measures 7 inches tall and is 5 1/2 inches wide at the bottom.
    The crystal top measure 9 3/4 inches in diameter.

    Both are in Excellent condition.

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  • Art Nouveau Bronze Bust of a Woman – Titled “Gaite” – Marble Base & Signed “G. Van Der Straeten” – Belgium

    Art Nouveau Bronze Bust of a Woman – Titled “Gaite” – Marble Base & Signed “G. Van Der Straeten” – Belgium

    A gorgeous Art Nouveau patina’d bronze bust of a woman, titled “Gaite” on a brass plaque at the base of the bust. On the plaque is also written “Cites Bronzes Bruxelles”. The bronze sits on a mottled marble base and is signed “G. Van Der Straeten”.

    Georges Van Der Straeten (Belgian, active 1856-1928))

    The bronze with base measures 19 3/4 inches tall and is in excellent condition.

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  • Pair of 23 Inch High French Bronze & Gilt 5-Branch Candelabra – Griffin & Turtle Decorations – Tri-foot Base.

    Pair of 23 Inch High French Bronze & Gilt 5-Branch Candelabra – Griffin & Turtle Decorations – Tri-foot Base.

    A fantastic pair of French bronze and gilt bronze 5-branch candelabra. Each has Griffin figures around the tri-footed bases with turtle finials at the top.  The holders themselves are intricately embossed with leaves and vines.  The bronze is patina’d in a dark brown with gilt highlights.  The bodies are reeded and have small protruding holders – probably for a hanging snuffer.

    Exceptional quality.  Dates early 19th century.

    The pair stands 23 3/4 inches tall and are in excellent condition.

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  • Bronze Figure of a Shepherd Boy Holding a Lamb, Signed “Hunt”

    Bronze Figure of a Shepherd Boy Holding a Lamb, Signed “Hunt”

    A playful brown patina’d bronze figurine of a shepherd boy holding a lamb –  the figure is mounted on a cream-coloured marble base.

    The bronze is signed “Hunt”.

    It measures 16 1/2 inches high and is in excellent condition.

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  • Large Patina’d Bronze Sculpture of Male and Female Nudes Mounted on a Black Marble Base

    Large Patina’d Bronze Sculpture of Male and Female Nudes Mounted on a Black Marble Base

    A nice quality large patina’d bronze figural grouping showing a nude man and woman with the man holding the woman aloft – the woman reaches her right arm up into the air.  The bronze grouping is mounted on a heavy black marble base.

    There is no visible signature on the piece. It measures 29 inches tall.

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  • Bronze Bust of a Lady with a Headdress, Hollow Mount – Unsigned

    Bronze Bust of a Lady with a Headdress, Hollow Mount – Unsigned

    Here is a dark patina’d bronze bust of a lady sporting an elaborate headdress that has gilt bronze highlights and mounted on a hollow wooden base. There is no visible signature.

    Dates late 19th to early 20th century.

    The bust and mount measure 15 3/4 inches high.

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  • French 19th Century Heavy Black Slate & Marble Clock – Samuel Marti & Cie. c. 1860

    French 19th Century Heavy Black Slate & Marble Clock – Samuel Marti & Cie. c. 1860

    Here is a handsome 19th century black slate and mottled marble mantlepiece clock with a porcelain face & brass pendulum and fittings, made by Samuel Marti & Cie., c. 1860.

    There is bevelled glass on the front of the clock’s body so the pendulum is visible when it is attached.  The face has a skeletal works that show movement as the pendulum swings.  The front beveled glass face opens to wind and adjust the time.  The back also opens with two doors – to show the works and install the pendulum.

    Chimes on the hour and the half-hour.

    The clock measures 19 inches tall x  11 inches wide x 6 1/2 inches deep.  The brass pendulum is 12 inches long.

    Marked on the works for Samuel Marti & Co – a well established French clockmaker in the mid 19th Century to early 20th Century.  The mark of the award “Medaille du Bronze” dates the clock mid 19th century.

     

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  • Large 29 inch French Enamelled Painted Porcelain & Gilt Bronze Clock with Cherubs, Flowers – ‘Schneider & Campbell – Union Square, New York’

    Large 29 inch French Enamelled Painted Porcelain & Gilt Bronze Clock with Cherubs, Flowers – ‘Schneider & Campbell – Union Square, New York’

    A spectacular painted and enamelled French bronze and porcelain clock wth a detached pendulum. The gilt bronze clock sits on 6 feet and has a large cherub with crossed legs sitting on each side of the body of the clock. There is another cherub on the top of the clock and it is holding a flower garland.

    The painted and enamelled porcelain body and dial of the clock show cherubs and garlands. On the back of the porcelain body are painted flowers and trees.

    The porcelain face of the clock shows a cherub and cloud. The Roman numerals on the dial are gold and, painted on the face is “Schneider Campbell & Co. Union Square New York” (the retailer of the clock).   On each side of the clock face are lions heads in bronze with rings in their teeth.

    The painting’s artist has signed the body of the porcelain – signed “A. Daret”

    The clock measures 29 inches tall x 18 inches wide.

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  • Art Deco Marble and Alabaster Eagle Lamp

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    Art Deco Marble and Alabaster Eagle Lamp

    A heavy Art Deco carved marble and alabaster eagle lamp.  The eagle stands with claws gripped on the rocky base with wings partially tucked in.   It has a round “globe” shade that may is split in two pieces for access to the bulb. (see photos).

    The lamp and shade stand 21 inches tall and are 8 inches wide from one eagle wing to the other.

    The pieces are in very good condition.

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    French Early 19th century Rosewood Clock with Silk Suspension & Bronze Face.

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    French Early 19th century Rosewood Clock with Silk Suspension & Bronze Face.

    A handsome small Rosewood clock – elaborately inlaid with a gilt bronze face and decorative mounts.

    French, Charles X period – circa 1830.

    The pendulum hangs from a silk suspension system that is spins up and down to adjust the height of the pendulum and therefore adjust the speed of the clock.  A glass window at the top shows the movement inside from above.  The back panel removes for access to the inside works.

    Roman numerals decorate the face along with black hands and a single key wind.  A bronze handle sits on the top.

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  • French marble bust pedestal antiques

    Early 19th Century French Life Size Carved Marble Bust of a Woman – and Large French Marble Pedestal.

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    Early 19th Century French Life Size Carved Marble Bust of a Woman – and Large French Marble Pedestal.

    A life size carved marble bust of a woman with braided long hair in two long tails, a carved necklace and headband.  Her dress is loose and has slipped down beneath one breast.  The hand carved marble bust dates early 19th century – most likely French.

    The large pedestal that she sits upon is also included.  The carved marble pedestal is a tapered square shape with bronze applications.
    The pedestal dates mid-19th century.

    The marble bust measures:  31 inches high x 19 inches wide
    Pedestal Measures: 44 1/2 inches high x 17 inches square at top

    Total Height.  75 1/2 inches

    The weight of the bust is extremely heavy as is the pedestal.  Free North American shipping is not included in this price.  Local delivery is free.

    Please call for a crating and shipping price for international delivery.

    Priced at $22,000 for the set
    Bust:  $17,500
    Pedestal: $4,500

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  • Papier Mache and Mother of Pearl Decorated Trinket Box

    Papier Mache and Mother of Pearl Decorated Trinket Box

    A lovely papier mache and mother of pearl inlaid decorated trinket box with a hinged lid.

    The box measures 3 5/8 inches long x 2 1/4 inches wide and stands 1 inch tall with the lid closed.

    There is a “T” and an “I” scratched into the piece on the underside and some age/ usage wear on the inside of the lid but, otherwise, it is in very good condition.

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