Friday, January 1, 1971

Jean Avisse

Jean Avisse
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Jean Avisse (1723-after 1796), a representative from an important family of chair and sofa joiners, became a master joiner in 1745 and set up business on the rue de Cléry. 
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He worked with renowned sculptors such as Pierre Rousseau, Claude Vinache and probably Nicolas Heurtaut, which would explain why the sculpture on his chairs was always of such exceptional quality. 
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His seats are kept in most of the world’s museums. 
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Bill Pallot, opus cit, p.300.