Friday, January 1, 1971

Dominique Daguerre


Dominique Daguerre 
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Frequently described as a cabinetmaker, Daguerre was a "marchand mercier" ( a trader in exotic materials) who exercised his profession during the reign of Louis XVI and very much in favour at the Court.
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He sold furniture by famous - and less famous - cabinetmakers in France but also in Russia (the big Palovsk Palace) and in England (the Duke of Northumberland).
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An ordinary supplier of the Garde Meuble, Daguerre delivered some very luxurious items for the King's service, including a writing desk in lacquer and a magnificent jewellery case to hold the diamonds of the crown.
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In 1793, Daguerre retired from business. Several years later, sales announcements continued to mention furniture " by Daguerre", whose name continued to serve as a reference for connoiseurs for a long time.
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Comte François de Salverte, Les ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle, Nobele-éditeur, Paris, 19