Friday, January 1, 1971

François Rübestück (1722-1785)

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François Rübestück
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François Rübestück (1722-1785), who was og German origin, had been working for at least seven years in Faubourg Saint-Antoine when he obtained his title as master on May 7th, 1766. After living in Rue de la Roquette he transferred his workshop to Rue de Charenton.
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He was a skilful and meticulous cabinetmaker. Hawever his excesive habits, which led his wife to ask foe separation, prevented him from making the most of his talents.
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This master signed a fairly large number of works, several of which clearly disclose the technique of a foreigner. The most admirable piece bearing the stamp of Rübestück is a commode with a floral decoration, which was once part of the former Cronier Collection. 
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Comte François de Salverte, Les ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle, édition Nobele, Paris, 1962