(b 1791; d 1859). French cabinetmaker from Nantes who was working in Paris by 1822. He was appointed cabinetmaker to the king (ébéniste du roi) by Louis Philippe, and made many splendid pieces (e.g. a bed exhibited in 1827 and now in the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris), but under the July Monarchy (1830-48) his work for the royal family consisted entirely of unadorned mahogany dining tables.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.