Friday, January 1, 1971

Léonard Boudin

Léonard Boudin
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A skilled Parisian cabinetmaker, who was born in 1735 and died circa 1804. Poor and illiterate, he was eking out a living in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine when Migeon asked him to execute some furniture in marquetry. After having accumulated a few assets, he became a master on March 4, 1761 and set up business on the rue Traversière. The expansion of his affairs led him to open his own shop and he took over a business between the Louvre and the Palais Royal.