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Makana Amazon War Club
Makana Amazon War Club


Good quality Makana Amazon War Club in Tropical hardwood. Northern Brazil , Guiana , Venezuela , 19th. century Size : 39,5 cm. H  x 9 cm. x 5 cm.               

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Pair Hares
Pair Hares


Rare pair of Austrian Terracotta Hares , 1880 - 1900 H. 31,5 cm.  12,40 inch. W. 30 cm.   11,81 inch.

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Alabaster Vases
Alabaster Vases


Impressive pair of Italian Alabaster vases. Volterra 1880 - 1900 H. 67 cm.  26,38 inch. D. 46 cm.  18,11 inch.  

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Ecorché of a Horse in plaster
Ecorché of a Horse in plaster


A plaster Ecorché model of a horse , ca. 1950 Size H. 32 cm. x 36 cm. L

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Table lamp Maison Franck Antwerp
Table lamp Maison Franck Antwerp


Rare elegant Maison Franck Table Lamp Ca.1950 Numbered on the bottom. 95 cm. H  

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Cast Iron Urns
Cast Iron Urns


Very rare and impressive pair of late 18th. early 19th. century Cast Iron Urns of Medici form , decorated with lion heads and snakes around them. very good patina by age. Size 84 cm. H , 65 cm. D  

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18th. century English Spikehead Chess Set
18th. century English Spikehead Chess Set


Very rare 18th. century ivory and ebony English Spikehead Chess Set. Because they are so fragile only a few survived . Size King 8cm.  

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Artist Mannequin Lay Figure
Artist Mannequin Lay Figure


Good and fine large late 18th. century articulated pinewood Artist Mannequin or Lay Figure. Beautiful face and expresion. Size 100 cm.

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Pair of Italian Faux Porphyry Scagliola Vases
Pair of Italian Faux Porphyry Scagliola Vases


Rare fine pair of 19th. century Italian Faux Porphyry Sagliola Vases with Ormulu handles and mounts. H. 68 cm.

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Santo Cage Doll
Santo Cage Doll


A good 18th. century Italian wooden Cage Doll with glass eyes. Wear from age , untouched , no restaurations done so far. Size 68 cm. High

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Pair of Japanese Ceramic Vases
Pair of Japanese Ceramic Vases


Rare pair of Japanese Meiji period  Ceramic Vases decorated with dragons. Wonderful fluo green colour. Size 95 cm. High

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Pair Regency Candelabra
Pair Regency Candelabra


Fine pair of fire gilded period Regency Cadelabra , Size 50cm. H

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Lay Figure - Mannequin -Manikin
Lay Figure - Mannequin -Manikin


Good Late 18th. - early 19th. century wooden Lifesize Artist Mannequin or Lay Figure with Articulated fingers. H. 170 cm.

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Pair Charles X Candelabra
Pair Charles X Candelabra


A large pair of Charles X Bronze and Ormulu 7 light Candelabra on Sienna marble plints. H. 88 Cm.  ( 34,65 inches )  

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Chinese Hu , Audience Tablet , Ming Dynasty
Chinese Hu , Audience Tablet , Ming Dynasty


Good Chinese late Ming Dynasty Ivory Hu , Court audience tablet. Size H.50 cm. ( 19,69 inch ) Comes on a modern black metal base

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Bronze Eagle Mantle Clock
Bronze Eagle Mantle Clock


Fine late 19th. century French Bronze mantle Clock of an Eagle with wings spread on a bronze sphere and a stepped Italian Red Levanto Marble base. The front of the sphere is the clock dial with applied gilt brass Roman hour numerals and gilt snake hands. Size : H.40cm. (15.75 inches) W.24cm. (9.45 inches) D.15.5cm. (6.10 inches)  

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Vizagapatam Chess Board
Vizagapatam Chess Board


A good 19th. century Anglo Indian Chess Board of Vizagapatam. Materials , ivory and sandalwood Size 46 x 46 cm. Squares 5 x 5 cm.

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Narino Amphora
Narino Amphora


Large terracotta Pre Columbian Narino Amphora with black geometric figures. Size 75 cm. H The Narino civilization ( 500-1250 AD. ) lived on a high plateau of Colombia.

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Ivory Hand
Ivory Hand


Fine late 17th. century Phillipine Ivory Hand of a Santo Figure. Size : 12,5 cm. L.              4,5 cm. W.  

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Artist Horse
Artist Horse


Rare wooden 19th. century Articulated Artist Horse model. On a wooden base. Size : ca. 50 cm. x 50 cm.

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Bronze Japanese Garden Urns
Bronze Japanese Garden Urns


One of a pair big Bronze impressive Japanese Garden Urns. Meiji period Size : 102 cm. H   80 cm. D

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Lita Cabellut ( B 1961 )
Lita Cabellut ( B 1961 )


145 x 215 Limited edition 4 photography on dibond

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Artist Mannequin Lay Figure
Artist Mannequin Lay Figure


Fine 19th. century pinewood Artist Mannekin or Lay Figure in perfect working order. Size 50 cm. 19,69 inch.

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Shell Snuff Box
Shell Snuff Box


Fine 19th. century Silver Mounted Tiger Cowry Shell ( Cypraea Tigris ) Snuff Box . Size 10 cm. wide 5,5 cm. high 7 cm. deep.

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Swedish Porphyry Urn
Swedish Porphyry Urn


A fine Swedish Porphyry Urn ,  Early 19th. century , probably Alvdaelen or Blyberg. The baluster body with pointed finial, on a spreading socle and square base 34 cm. high 

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French Empire Bronze and Ormulu Medici Lion Clock
French Empire Bronze and Ormulu Medici Lion Clock


French Empire Bronze and Ormulu clock with on top a fine detailed Medici Lion. Size : 42 cm. H. 25 cm. W. 12 cm. D.

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Charpente - roofconstruction model
Charpente - roofconstruction model


A late 19th. century French wooden Architectural model of a roof construction " Charpente"  Size: 17,2 cm H x 24 cm W  x 11 cm D These models were made by  pupils of the Compagnonnage.Societies of journeyman in certain craft trades in France. The compagnonnages traced their origin to fraternities of workers on medieval cathedrals or even the Temple of Solomon, but they assumed a stable institutional form in France by the 1600s. Outlawed by the Le Chapelier law of 1791, they survived clandestinely during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods to flourish under the Restoration and July Monarchy, when 100,000 workers passed through the compagnonnages every three years. In 1848, a compagnonnage spokes person and writer, Agricol Perdiguier, a joiner by profession, won election to the Constituent Assembly. He hai led the brotherhoods as progressive workers associations; Louis Blanc, Lamartine and George Sand (who wrote a novel about the compagnonnage) shared his enthusiasm. Factionalism, challenges from new forms of worker organizations, economic changes, and opposition to the confraternities' exclusiveness, however, led to the decay of the compagnonnage system in the late 1800s.Particularly strong in the building trades, compagnonnages also existed for among thirty ty pes of tradesmen represented in the movement, such as carpenters, printers, blacksmiths and farriers. Compagnonnages were associations of journeymen, typically eighteen to twenty-five years old, travelling and gaining training on a three- to seven-year tour de France. Apprentices (aspirants) could join, but full members (the compagnons reçus and compagnons finis) possessed a certain level of skill. Because of the lack of opportunities to achieve master status, many artisans remained compagnons for extended periods.    

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Staghorn Box
Staghorn Box


Fine 19th. century Anglo Indian Staghorn Box. Materials : Staghorn , Sandelwood and Ebony. Size : 10,5 cm. H. 26,5 cm. W.  12 cm. D.  

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South Indian Articulated Procession Mannequin
South Indian Articulated Procession Mannequin


A rare 19th. century wooden articulated mannequin of South India. 167 cm. high

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Artist Mannequin - Lay Figure
Artist Mannequin - Lay Figure


Very fine 18th. century Artist Mannequin or Lay Figure. Size 43 cm. H

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French Regency Chess Set
French Regency Chess Set


Fine 19th. century Chess Board  41 x 41 cm. 8 cm. high with a small draw for papers. Squairs Birdseye Maple and Ebony. pieces , Rosewood and Boxwood. King 10,5 cm. high

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Artist Mannequin , Horse & Rider
Artist Mannequin , Horse & Rider


  Rare French articulated metal Horse and Rider artist model.  Mark : Armature Articulé Breveté  Ca. 1890 Dimensions 45.00cm wide    41.00cm high    (17.72 inches wide  16.14 inches high)

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Marble Wine Cooler
Marble Wine Cooler


Good 18th century Italian , Jaune de Verone oval marble Wine Cooler . Size 45 cm. H  70 cm. W

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Mannequin , Artist's Lay Figure 1770 - 1790
Mannequin , Artist's Lay Figure 1770 - 1790


Description : A very fine 18th. century Lay Figure or Artist's Mannequin  Came from a female colleague who had him for more than 20 years at her home.  I am happy to offer him for sale, as you can see he has some character. Dimensions : 50.00cm high    (  19.69 inches high) Condition : Overall good condition , old restoration on one feet and knee. 

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Lay Figure - Mannequin / Mannikin (1870 to 1890 En
Lay Figure - Mannequin / Mannikin (1870 to 1890 England)


Pinewood articulated Mannequin Size 48 cm.

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Italian Boxwood Ripple Moulded Mirror 1660-1690
Italian Boxwood Ripple Moulded Mirror 1660-1690


Fine and rare Italian Boxwood Ripple Moulded Mirror , size 90 cm. H   80 cm. W

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Egyptian Sarcophagus with Corn Mummy
Egyptian Sarcophagus with Corn Mummy


An Egyptian corn mummy and wood sarcophagus Late Period, circa 664-32 B.C. The mummiform falcon-headed lid coated in bitumen and decorated with yellow paint, wearing a broad collar and the tripartite wig, with a standing deity on each lappet, the eyes with added cosmetic lines, a row of standing gods above four columns of text, now unintelligible, the mummy coated in bitumen and wrapped in linen, wearing the White Crown, the gilt wax mask with details added in white and black paint, with remains of the fake beard, the mummy 16½in (42cm) long, the coffin 20in (51cm) long.  Osiris, supreme god of resurrection, was closely associated with the life-giving forces of nature, particularly the Nile and vegetation. Above all, he was connected with germinating grain. The emergence of a living, growing, plant from the apparently dormant seed hidden within the earth was regarded by the Egyptians as a metaphor for the rebirth of a human being from the lifeless husk of the corpse. The concept was translated into physical form by the fashioning of images of Osiris out of earth and grain. These "corn-mummies" were composed of sand or mud, mixed with grains of barley. As in this instance, the "mummy" is sometimes wrapped in linen bandages and may possess a finely detailed mask of wax, representing the face of Osiris.

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Henk Van Rensbergen Photo
Henk Van Rensbergen Photo


"Plaster Stairway, Villa Decadimento", Italy Number 7 of 7 for sale, so last chance. Size 120 x 180 cm. Photo comes as Diasec.

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Canope Jar Egyptian 26th. Dynasty 600-500 BC
Canope Jar Egyptian 26th. Dynasty 600-500 BC


Dimensions 38.00cm high ( 14.96 inches high) Condition Very good and fine carved head. Description / Expertise Fine Alabaster Canopic Jar, 26 Dynasty Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery.These jars were used by Ancient Egyptians from the time of the Old Kingdom up until the time of the Late Period or the Ptolemaic Period, by which time the viscera were simply wrapped and placed with the body.The viscera were not kept in a single canopic jar: each jar was reserved for specific organs. The name "canopic" reflects the mistaken association by early Egyptologists with the Greek legend of Canopus. Imseti, the human-headed god representing the south, whose jar contained the liver and was protected by the goddess Isis

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Amber & Siver guilt Snuff Box (c. 1820 Baltic)
Amber & Siver guilt Snuff Box (c. 1820 Baltic)


Fine Amber Snuff Box,  H. 2,5 cm. W. 5 cm. D. 3,5 cm. Amber was one of the first minerals to be prized by man and worn by humans for decorative purposes. Prehistoric people likely found pieces of amber washed up on the shores of the Baltic and the Mediterranean. There is evidence of trade of amber in Europe  as far back as 28,000 B.C. Ten-thousand year-old amber jewelry have been found with human artifacts in England. Starting in the 16th century, workshops in Europe began fashioning amber into pieces of art.  

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A FINE SWEDISH PORPHYRY ('SVART BLYBERG') VASE CIR
A FINE SWEDISH PORPHYRY ('SVART BLYBERG') VASE CIRCA 1805-25, ?LVDALEN (ELFDAL) (1805 to 1825 Sweden)


Fine Swedish Porphery vase The Swedish King Gustav III was among the first to become enchanted with the porphyry stone in the 18th century. He ordered it to be sold throughout Europe, Splendid urns and vases and other classical pieces soon appeared in the most elegant settings in

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Whalebone Patu
Whalebone Patu


Object: Patu paraoa (whalebone hand club)   Title / object name  Patu paraoa (whalebone hand club) Maker   Role   Date   Unknown   carver   1800   Materials  whale bone Dimensions Overall   44 cm. Classification  clubs, Patu paraoa A simillar Patu you can find in the "TE PAPA TONGAREWA Museum" in New Zealand Registration Number       ME015765  

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Rhinoceros Cup 17th. Century
Rhinoceros Cup 17th. Century


  Rhinoceros Cup 17th. Century (c. 1660 Continental) Dimensions   9.50cm high (  3.74 inches high) Diameter 8.50cm ( 3.35 inches) Description / Expertise Fine 17th. century Rhinoceros Cup with gilded silver mounts. Probably Prague or German Rhino horn was used as early as 618 A.D. to make ornamental drinking cups in China which could detect poisons. Poisoning was an often used non-bloody way of getting rid of your rivals or enemies; therefore it was a good idea if you had some way of detecting it in your own drink. Poisons used at the time were strong alkaloids and are thought to react with the keratin and gelatin that the rhino horn is made from, producing effervescent bubbles. The cups were used in Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian cultures from Central Africa, Europe to China.

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Rhinoceros Horn Cup 17th. century / Oliver Cromwe
Rhinoceros Horn Cup 17th. century / Oliver Cromwell


Wonderfull 17th. century  Rhinoceros Horn Cup With Silver Guilded mounts. The bust is representing 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland  " Oliver Cromwell "  - Headed by Major-General Lambert, the council of officers proposed a new constitution. In discussions with the officers, Cromwell made it clear that he did not want to be made king. Seeking to maintain links with the ancient constitution yet distance himself from the disgraced monarchy, Cromwell proposed a revival of the title "Lord Protector", which had precedents going back to the 15th century. Under the terms of the Instrument of Government, executive power now passed to an elected Lord Protector advised by a Council of State. Cromwell was declared Lord Protector for life and formally installed at Westminster Hall on 16 December 1653. His decision to accept the office of Protector alienated many republicans and religious radicals, who regarded it as a betrayal of the principles for which the civil wars had been fought. In April 1654, Cromwell moved into Whitehall Palace, the former residence of King Charles. Comes from an old imported Belgium collection. Size 7.80 cm. High  4.90 cm. diameter. Literature : Magie de L'Orfèvrerie , Argenterie européenne de 1500 à 1850 dans les collections privées. page 15

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Rhinoceros Cup
Rhinoceros Cup


Wonderfull 17th. Century German Rhinoceros Horn Stemmed Cup. During the Middle Ages rhinoceros horn was among the exotic materials thought to possess miraculous powers and were therefore highly prized. The first live rhinoceros seen in Europe since antiquity arrived in Lisbon in 1515 as a diplomatic gift to the King of Portugal. H. 18 cm      D. 8,5 cm  

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Chinese Horn Snuff Bottle
Chinese Horn Snuff Bottle


Rare 18th. Century Chinese Horn Snuff Bottle 9,5 cm. High Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Dynasty, but the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered snuff to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders. Therefore, snuff was carried in a small bottle like other medicines. The snuff bottle is comparable to the snuff box used by Europeans. Tobacco was introduced to the court at Beijing some time during the mid- to late-16th century. It was originally smoked in pipes before the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. The use of snuff and snuff bottles spread through the upper class, and by the end of the 17th century it had become a part of social ritual to use snuff. This lasted through most of the 18th century. Eventually, the trend spread into the rest of the country and into every social class. It was common to offer a pinch of snuff as a way to greet friends and relatives. Snuff bottles soon became an object of beauty and a way to represent status. The highest status went to whoever had the rarest and finest snuff bottle. The peak of snuff bottle manufacture was during the 18th century.

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A late 19th. century French wooden Architectural model of a roof construction " Charpente"  Size: 32 x 32 x 34 cm. These models were made by  pupils of the Compagnonnage.Societies of journeyman in certain craft trades in France. The compagnonnages traced their origin to fraternities of workers on medieval cathedrals or even the Temple of Solomon, but they assumed a stable institutional form in France by the 1600s. Outlawed by the Le Chapelier law of 1791, they survived clandestinely during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods to flourish under the Restoration and July Monarchy, when 100,000 workers passed through the compagnonnages every three years. In 1848, a compagnonnage spokes person and writer, Agricol Perdiguier, a joiner by profession, won election to the Constituent Assembly. He hai led the brotherhoods as progressive workers associations; Louis Blanc, Lamartine and George Sand (who wrote a novel about the compagnonnage) shared his enthusiasm. Factionalism, challenges from new forms of worker organizations, economic changes, and opposition to the confraternities' exclusiveness, however, led to the decay of the compagnonnage system in the late 1800s.Particularly strong in the building trades, compagnonnages also existed for among thirty ty pes of tradesmen represented in the movement, such as carpenters, printers, blacksmiths and farriers. Compagnonnages were associations of journeymen, typically eighteen to twenty-five years old, travelling and gaining training on a three- to seven-year tour de France. Apprentices (aspirants) could join, but full members (the compagnons reçus and compagnons finis) possessed a certain level of skill. Because of the lack of opportunities to achieve master status, many artisans remained compagnons for extended periods.   

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A wonderfull 17th. century "Rose de Vérone" marble winecooler. size : H.42 cm.  W. 90 cm. D 62 cm.

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A wonderfull pocket sigar case in tortoiseshell with a hunting scene. England ca. 1810 Inside old label of "J. KUGEL" Paris Size 13 x 8 x 3 cm.

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An 19th. century signed papier-maché model male human figure,  by "Auzoux" (1797-1878) H.150 cm. Louis Auzoux (1797-1878), a French doctor, was one of the pre-eminent makers of models of humans and other animals during the 19th century. As a young medical student, he had great difficulty in studying human anatomy since cadavers were difficult to come by and decayed rapidly. Auzoux devised an elegant solution; inspired by the toy puppets sold on the streets of Paris, he started to make papier-maché models of human dissections. In 1822, the same year that he received his medical degree, Auzoux presented his first complete anatomical male figure to the Paris Academy of Medicine, receiving a commendation for his work. The genius of Auzoux' s models lay in the fact that, not only were they realistic and anatomically accurate, but also they could be taken apart and reassembled by the student. This was the reason that Auzoux called his papier maché models anatomy clastique, from the Greek word klastos, which means broken in pieces.

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Small cabinet
Small cabinet


Good 17th century Antwerp cabinet

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Italian Giltwood Mirror
Italian Giltwood Mirror


Wonderfull big 18th. century Italian guilded mirror. Size 2.00 m H , 1.40 m W

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Very good and early "Charpente" roofconstruction model Size 83 x 39 cm and 51 cm H These models were made by  pupils of the Compagnonnage.Societies of journeyman in certain craft trades in France. The compagnonnages traced their origin to fraternities of workers on medieval cathedrals or even the Temple of Solomon, but they assumed a stable institutional form in France by the 1600s. Outlawed by the Le Chapelier law of 1791, they survived clandestinely during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods to flourish under the Restoration and July Monarchy, when 100,000 workers passed through the compagnonnages every three years. In 1848, a compagnonnage spokes person and writer, Agricol Perdiguier, a joiner by profession, won election to the Constituent Assembly. He hai led the brotherhoods as progressive workers associations; Louis Blanc, Lamartine and George Sand (who wrote a novel about the compagnonnage) shared his enthusiasm. Factionalism, challenges from new forms of worker organizations, economic changes, and opposition to the confraternities' exclusiveness, however, led to the decay of the compagnonnage system in the late 1800s.Particularly strong in the building trades, compagnonnages also existed for among thirty ty pes of tradesmen represented in the movement, such as carpenters, printers, blacksmiths and farriers. Compagnonnages were associations of journeymen, typically eighteen to twenty-five years old, travelling and gaining training on a three- to seven-year tour de France. Apprentices (aspirants) could join, but full members (the compagnons reçus and compagnons finis) possessed a certain level of skill. Because of the lack of opportunities to achieve master status, many artisans remained compagnons for extended periods. 

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