Celebrated Furniture Maker Emmanuel Beurdeley’s Private Collection to Sell at Bonhams

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LONDON.- The private collection of one of the finest furniture maker’s of his time, Emmanuel Alfred Beurdeley (1847-1919), is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art sale on 6 July 2011. Emmanuel Alfred took over his family business in 1875. It was started in 1807 by his grandfather, Jean Beurdeley (1772-1853), as a ‘marchand de curiosités’, and succeeded by his father, Louis Auguste, who became a prominent dealer in French furniture and objets d’arts in Paris. Louis Auguste also founded a workshop, which was later developed by Emmanuel Alfred. When the business finally closed in 1895, most of the furniture and works of art created and collected by the Beurdeley family were sold at auction. However Emmanuel Alfred kept several pieces, which were taken t