Friday, January 1, 1971

Pierre Garnier (b.1720- d.1800)

Pierre Garnier
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Pierre Garnier (1720-1800) became a master on December, 31 1742. He the settled in Rue Neuve des Petits Champs and was considered to be one of the leading cabinetmakers of his time.
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He was a supplier for the last Duchesse de Mazarin, née Durfort de Duras. The numerous pieces of furniture bearing his stamp demonstrate both the exquisite taste and technical skill of this master. The Louvre has a sumptuous secrétaire in Chinese lacquer made by him. The collections of the Musé Jacquémard André include one of his early works, a big Louis XV commode with a rich Rocaille ornementation in bronze, forming tow levels of harmoniously contrasting curves. 
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Comte François de Salverte, Les ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle, édition Nobele, Paris, 1962.