Geoffroy-Dechaume, Adolphe (French, 1816-1892)

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Adolphe-Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume (1816-1892) was a French sculptor and goldsmith. In 1831, Geoffroy-Dechaume began studying at l’École des Beaux-Arts in Pairs, after which he became a pupil of established sculptors David d'Angers and James Pradier.

Geoffroy-Dechaume provided models for goldsmiths as well as bronzes for bronziers including Delafontaine. Together with Barye, Geoffroy-Dechaume contributed to the shaping of some groups mainly controlled by the Duke of Orleans, as well as designing the dressing table executed by Froment-Meurice for the Duchess of Parma, now housed in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.