on the historic..
Folies Bergere Theater...
~ I present ~
Art Deco Panel Nr D4
Modelled by Randall
Pronunciation; faw-lee ber-zher Around 1920, a number of plaster casts were made from one of the wood lobby panels in the Folies Bergere and made available to patrons of the theater. Typically when they are found in antique stores, they were painted with a silver-nickel or a gold colored paint and set in a wood frame 26" square. These antique casts have appeared on the antiques market selling for very high prices, here is a screen shot of an ad for one at the insane price of $5,040 - imagine that- for a PLASTER plaque!
Obviously $5,040 is a bit much for the average homeowner to spend on wall decoration, my version of the Folies Bergere panel is aprox 23" square and quite a bit more affordable. As a sculptor who specializes in these works I create pieces that will complement your home, garden, or business.
A client commissioned me to create this Art Deco model for their fireplace, and now you can own a cast-stone version of my clay model for your home.
This has a tint base for the metallic bright gold finish.
Old dirty nickel;
Prices include shipping and are shown on each sculpture on the CART PAGES.
I use FEDEX ground service for all shipments in the lower 48 states. I do not ship outside the USA.
If you are looking for something for the garden or to build into a wall, I offer a growing number of hand-pressed, kiln fired red terracotta works. for many reasons, concrete is no longer available.
All of my interior sculptures have a heavy wire embedded on the back to hang them on the wall.
These hand sculpted models are created from scratch by Randall in water based clay, and typically take an average of 20-30 hours to set up, layout and sculpt each master model.
When the clay models are finished, they are permanently captured with silicone mold compounds which can pick up even a fingerprint and faithfully transfer it to a cast made in it. From the molds, interior cast-stone as well as a growing number of kiln fired terracotta sculptures are made available for clients to purchase.
Existing savaged pieces are limited to what happens to be for sale at high prices, often damaged, rarely found in pairs and being typically large in scale (meant to be seen from the street from 5 floors below) they are difficult to display in today's smaller homes and apartments. Instead of making molds of these pieces, Randall creates new original models based on authentic 19th century and early 20th century Victorian, Art Deco and Louis Sullivan style architectural sculptures. While I do have a small number of older designs directly molded from antique pieces, these are being phased out over time as I create my own original models.
By no means! keep in mind- your walls weigh thousands of pounds and support the roof. HOWEVER- do not use plastic or self adhesive picture hangars of any kind, or try to simply put a screw into the thin sheetrock-these will not hold, and are not designed to.
Install your mounting hooks or other hangars into the solid wood STUD inside the wall, these are spaced 16" apart. You should use an anchor rated to hold at least twice the shipping weight of the sculpture.
To show what a sheetrock wall can hold, here is a photo of two shelves I installed on my bedroom wall for original sculptures that I couldn't mount any other way, the brackets are screwed into the wall studs with 3" screws. The weight for the stone and terra-cotta shown-the top shelf; 175# and 125# for the lower shelf- 300# total.