Friday, January 1, 1971

Hache Famille

Hache Famille
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Thomas Hache was born in 1664 in Toulouse and was the son of a master cabinetmaker, Noël Hache. He initially worked in Chambéry then set up in Grenoble in 1699 where he married the daughter of a local master cabinetmaker. 
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His son Pierre, born in 1705, worked with his father until the latter’s death in 1747, the date on which he took over his workshop. Pierre’s own son Jean-François worked with him until he established his own business in 1754. 
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The Italian marquetry in Hache’s work was initially due to Thomas, who had acquired the Italian taste when he worked in Chambéry. He used colored wood, lapis lazuli and scagliola (colored stones ground and bd with glue). He also transposed the “Boulle” process, replacing the copper and tortoiseshell by light and dark woods.