Space Laurent PROUST
The LEADOUZE Gallery works closely with one of the greatest cabinetmaker in France to his credit, Laurent PROUST .
This collaboration notably allows the Gallery to present to you prestigious furniture: seats, desks or chests of drawers from the 17th century th, XVIII th and XIX th centuries.
Convertible Armchair close to a model by Louis DELANOIS
Louis XV period
Louis Delanois left behind him a large number of seats, both in Louis XV and Louis XVI style, which all testify to his talent. After his beginnings in a workshop in rue Bourbon-Villeneuve, success quickly followed and he decided to settle in rue des Petits-Carreaux, where, alongside his main activity, he practiced the wood trade. Delanois works for merchants, for illustrious personalities such as the Count of Artois, the Prince of Condé or the Duke of Chartres, for wealthy collectors but especially for the Countess du Barry, who places many orders with him.
18th Century Armchair Stamped COURTOIS
Jacques-Marin Courtois (died in 1775). Master on August 27, 1743. Established rue de Charonne, he mainly made cane work, but also made seats with upholstery. He produced mainly in the Louis XV style.
Chest of drawers in the shape of a "tomb" from the Louis XV period - in rosewood and violet wood veneer - Stamped Léonard BOUDIN - Hallmark JME
Louis XV period
A simple worker, Léonard Boudin earned his living poorly when the cabinetmaker Migeon asked him, for one of his clients, to execute furniture in flower marquetry and varnish in the Chinese style. Having thus amassed a little money, he passed and obtained his master's degree in 1761 and set up his studio on rue Traversiére. From 1870, he received orders from many renowned merchants, such as Louis Moreau and Gerard Peridiez, and quickly acquired a great reputation. He is best known for his very varied marquetry, worked with finesse and perfection. In 1772, keeping however his studio, he opened a sales shop rue Fromenteau which he transferred in 1777, in the cloister of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois. Faced with the influx of orders, he in turn got help from other cabinetmakers and became one of the main merchants in Paris. Little by little, Boudin abandoned his own productions to offer his customers only the works of his colleagues, hence the double stamp found on many works. Boudin left Louis XV style furniture , Transition and Louis XVI always of excellent manufacture and which define by their veneers and their marquetry particular and characteristic signs "à la Boudin".