Friday, January 1, 1971

Etienne Meunier

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Etienne Meunier 
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Etienne Meunier became a master circa 1732. He was the first and most eminent of the Meunier dynasty. He produced some furniture, but his talent was especially focused on seats: desk chairs of many kinds, armchairs with light and graceful curved backs, chairs with carefully designed sinuous curves and in particular daybeds of which he made a great many. 
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Etienne Meunier’s style was extremely simple. He limited himself to flower heads used in a very restrained manner to decorate his chairs which, although characterized by a severe line, were always harmonious. 
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Jean Nicolay "L'Art et la Manière des Maîtres Ebénistes Français au XVIII° siècle".