Louis Ardisson, sculptor

Louis Ardisson (1848-1930) was a French sculptor during the second half of the nineteenth century. After having received conventional training at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-arts (School of Fine Arts) of Lyon along with painter Alexandre Bonnardel (1867-1942), he specialized in the production of boxwood and marble low-reliefs. He often represented themes from Antiquity and […]

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Jules Allard et Fils

The Maison Allard was founded in 1832 by Célestin Allard. It first specialized in woodwork and upholstery before expanding its activity to interior design, offering complete interior decors to an upper-class clientele. The company participated in the National Exhibitions from 1844 to 1849 and began to be known in other countries when it opened a […]

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Extraordinary marble fireplace from the Edward J. Berwind Estate on Fifth Avenue, New York City, by Jules Allard et Fils and Louis Ardisson

Jules Allard et Fils Louis Ardisson, sculptor Monumental fireplace from the Berwind Estate, 828 Fifth Avenue, New York City. 1894 Signature : « J ALLARD ET SES FILS/INV » and « LOUIS ARDISSON FECIT » Dimensions: H. 457 cm (180”); W. 231 cm (91”); D. 61 cm (24”) Statuary Carrara marble, Violet Breche marble, gilded […]

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