Georges Hoentschel


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(b 1855; d 1915). French architect, interior designer, potter and collector. His Paris workshop undertook interior decoration, furniture design, woodwork and ironwork. He decorated three rooms at the Exposition Universelle of 1900; his floral decoration was in an Art Nouveau style. When his friend Jean Carriès (1855-94) died, Hoentschel took over his pottery studio in Montriveau, and thereafter Carriès's workers produced stoneware that Hoentschel integrated in his furniture. His collections of French art of the 17th and 18th centuries and of Asian art, acquired by J.Pierpont Morgan and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, influenced the style of his own work.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.