Friday, January 1, 1971

Claude Turcot (d.1782)

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Claude Turcot
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Claude Turcot, master joiner in Paris, worked on the rue Saint-Nicolas during the first half of Louis XV’s reign. In 1742, he lodged a complaint for the theft of a table in beautiful walnut that he had found on a neighboring cabinetmaker’s premises, bearing the same mark as those that could be seen on other tables in Turcot’s workshop. Pierre-Claude, his son, also seems to have devoted himself to ordinary cabinetmaking. Named master on July 23, 1734, he married the following year and set up his own business on the rue de Charonne, at the corner of the rue de Lappe, where he continued to practice his trade until his death in 1782.
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Les Ebénistes du XVIII° siècle. Comte François de Salverte. Vanoest, les éditions d'Art et d'Histoire. Paris 1953.