(bc. 1735; d Paris, 20 Nov 1807). French cabinetmaker and dealer. In 1761 he became a maître-ébéniste in Paris. He was a particularly talented marquetry craftsman, as seen on his secrétaires (e.g. Cleveland, OH, Mus. A.), including one (Paris, Petit Pal.) stamped r.v.l.c. While managing his workshop, he dealt in both new and antique furniture. After 1770 he made this his main business and he added his own stamp to those of his subcontracted colleagues.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.