Friday, January 1, 1971

Bernard Molitor b.(1773)

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Bernard Molitor
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Bernard Molitor was received as a master on 26 October 1787. He was born in Germany and settled in Paris in 1773 with his brother Michel. Although he encountered difficulties at the beginning of his career, after he became a master, he began to receive commissions from the Court. He was unquestionably one of the greatest cabinet-makers of his time, not because of the large quantity of official commissions he received but because of the fine quality of his workmanship. Like G. Jacob, he was a precursor. After 1790, he applied motifs typical of the Empire period to his furniture. He had a large and distinguished private clientele. He died when he was over one hundred years old.