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19th C French Walnut Horse & Rider Lay Figure

19th C French Walnut Horse & Rider Lay Figure


Fine Quality Walnut Horse & Rider Artist's Lay Figurw (French c.1870)

Size: 52 cms x 52 cms

The articulated figures, raised on a plinth base above four bracket feet, with a plaque inscribed LECHERTIER BARBE LTD, 95 JERMYN ST LONDON, with the original rectangular box, the figures 52cm high x 52 cm wide when fully assembled. Pristine condition.

  • Item Detail


    The company Lechertier Barbe Ltd was based at 95 Jermyn Street from 1898 until 1970. The company started life as a musical instrument manufacturer in 1828 under Charles and Camille Barbe, at 60 Quadrant, Regent St. By 1833 it was trading in artists materials including paint brushes imported from the continent, and ceased to trade in musical instruments by 1844. From 1849 the business traded as Lechertier Barbe, and is known to have been producing artist's lay figures by 1851, as the trade catalogue for that year lists 'French lay figures'. The firm was renowned for selling materials of the highest quality, and their customers included the important artists Ford Madox Brown, Rossetti and Whistler.



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