François Baudry


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(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.

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