Armand LeVeel (French, 1821-1905) Military Antique Bronze Sculpture cast by Susse Freres

Armand LeVeel (French, 1821-1905) Military Antique Bronze Sculpture cast by Susse Freres

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Description: ARMAND JULES LEVEEL (FRENCH, 1821-1905) FINE MILITARY ANTIQUE BRONZE
""""32 EME Demi Brigade"""", stamped by Susse Freres foundry c. 1875
Item # 130012NPP15

Crisp and proud, this French soldier stands with the flag grasped firmly in his hand with his gaze firmly affixed along the horizon. The flag is impressed """"UN CONTRE DIX"""", One Against Ten, a reference to the outstanding bravery of the 84th Regiment in the battle of Graz in 1809 where two battalions defended against the Austrians with casualties of only thirty-four to an approximate five-hundred Austrian casualties. This sculpture by LeVeel was cast in three editions by Susse Freres: 82 cm (32.3""""), 37 cm (14.6""""), and 17 cm (6.7"""") around the third quarter of the 19th Century. This sculpture in the 82 cm edition is held at Musee des Beaux-Arts Thomas Henry while the Beaux-Arts Museum of Bordeaux holds his 37 cm edition, this cast by Susse.

A student of Rude, LeVeel started exhibiting at Salon in 1850 - having a long career as a sculptor, he is most famous for the commissioned by Napoleon III to sculpt an equestrian group of Napoleon I, unveiled August 1858 at the Paris-Cherbourg railway in Cherbourg, Manche, France. In addition to sculpting, he also was curator of the Thomas Henry museum for a time, had a deep interest in archeology and an avid collector of faience. The present example is simply lovely - having a rich brown patina, well preserved throughout and of a deep glow, the precise chased and filed scrolling and flowing of garb is showcased at it's best. The level of detail throughout is quite impressive, his many dimensions of garb each executed with utmost realism and with a consistent leftward flow. While the scabbard is absent from the scene, originally affixed through the base at the back, it is actually not particularly detracting in our opinion. The soldier rests over a naturalistic base reading """"32 EME Demi Brigade"""", """"LEVEEL"""" and """"Susse Freres"""".

For any serious collector of French bronzes of the 19th Century, this is a wonderful example - particularly for anyone passionate about military subjects and French patriotism. A very infrequent visitor to the open market, this bronze is of very fine execution and without doubt will be a highly enjoyable addition to any collection.

Dimensions: 14 11/16"""" high (37 cm) x approximately 6"""" wide x 4 5/16"""" deep
Artist or Maker: ARMAND JULES LEVEEL (FRENCH, 1821-1905), Susse Freres
Medium: Bronze
Date: 1875
Condition Report: Scabbard for sword lacking, the tiny little hole where it once was secured through the base visible in slideshow images if you request them from us (available on our website); a very tiny discoloration is visible on the leg where it once rested. Sword a bit loose, the solder having deteriorated over time, though not currently a concern. Some patina wear to flag pole. There is other very minor patina wear, though none that is noteworthy beyond what is clear in the images. Overall outstanding condition, the missing scabbard notwithstanding.

Due to image limitations prospective clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all images of the item. Condition notes are included in the descriptive text of each item and verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p.
Literature: Bronzes and Founders, vol II, Berman, p. 400, f. 1498 - """"Demi Brigade 1794"""" by Susse c. 1875 at 16"""" height (shows the scabbard position)
Bronzes of the 19th Century, Dictionary of Sculptors, Kjellberg, p. 438
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Shipping: SHIPPING SMALL ITEMS (common carrier):
We professionally package all small items that can safely ship via FedEx, USPS, UPS and DHL for free and guarantee a safe delivery.
FREIGHT AND WHITE GLOVE DELIVERY (DOMESTIC):
Most furniture and oversize items include a quote or estimate, which outlines the estimated cost for curbside freight delivery anywhere in the lower 48 States* via common freight carrier, and generally arrives to most locations in 10-15 business days. The item is professionally packaged in-house, palletized and shipped on a tractor trailer with lift gate curbside delivery service. Buyers are notified by the carrier of the delivery date and must make arrangements to receive and inspect the goods (goods left unattended at a residence may not qualify for insurance coverage in the very rare event of damage). Buyers are responsible for unpacking, moving the item into their home and disposing of all packing materials all without assistance from the driver.
* Some areas do not qualify for pre-quoted shipments, including residences with ferry-access, ultra-rural locations, or locations with truck access issues. We reserve the right to disqualify an address from pre-quote under any circumstances upon receiving notification of your delivery address; in these situations, we will offer to simply cancel the order for you, see if a pickup at the nearest freight terminal is a practical option, revise a quote for your approval or offer a quote from a different carrier for your approval.
Some items are not pre-quoted and will require a formal shipping quote. Simply contact us with your delivery address and phone number for a quote within 24 hours.
For a full service two-man indoor delivery, call or email us and we will get a quote from Plycon. Plycon offers a professional and convenient white-glove delivery service that will bring the item into the ground floor room of your choice, unpackaged it for your inspection and remove all packing materials. The item is blanket-wrapped, which we generally find to be the safest and most careful method of shipments. If you select their service, they will contact you directly for payment and insurance election. This service generally costs $350-600 plus insurance depending on the location and shipment size.
FREIGHT DELIVERY (CANADA):
We now offer curbside shipments via common freight carrier to much of Canada! Simply contact us with your delivery address and two phone numbers for a quote. Buyers are responsible for arranging a customs broker and paying all customs/taxes/destination fees where applicable.
IN THE EVENT OF DAMAGE:
Damage is incredibly rare and due to very careful packing and preparation we have been fortunate to see only a small handful of damages. However, we understand the disappointment that can occur in this unlikely event and will work hard to help you through the situation.
Damage for items shipped with USPS, UPS, FedEx or DHL must be reported to us within 24 hours of signature confirmed delivery. We will require the buyer to send us photographs of the packaging and the damage to the item. The buyer will be required to have the item safely packaged again and mailed back to our shop with a pre-paid label. Once we safely receive the item, a refund will be made for the original purchase price plus any shipping via the original payment method.
For pre-quoted common freight carrier shipments, the buyer or representative of the buyer is responsible for being available at time of delivery to fully inspect the packaging and item for damage - under no circumstances should the item be refused, as doing so will void the insurance coverage. In the event of damage, call us immediately and note all damage on the bill of lading while the driver is still present take detailed pictures of the damaged packaging and item, send those images to us and we will assist you in filing the claim and working through the process. Concealed damage must be reported within 24 hours of delivery. In most cases, a representative of the insurance firm will need to inspect the item and packaging so be sure to retain all packing materials. The insurance provider and carrier reserve a "right to repair" a damaged item to industry standard. We do work hard to move claims along as quickly as possible, but please note that claims and/or repairs will be settled with the insurance company and carrier prior to any payout to the buyer.
For shipments with Plycon or any other carrier the buyer selects and pays directly, the terms of that carrier's insurance coverage will apply to the shipment and the buyer will be responsible for working through the claim process with the carrier. We are happy to provide paperwork or any other required documentation to assist in the claim process.
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