Antique Furniture

Laurent PROUST Space

Galerie LEADOUZE works closely with one of the greatest cabinetmaker in France, Laurent PROUST.

This collaboration allows the Gallery to present you prestigious furniture : chairs, desks and chests of drawers from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

18th century armchair stamped COURTOIS

Period XVIII

Jacques-Marin Courtois (died 1775). Master on August 27, 1743. Established rue de Charonne, he mainly made caned works, but also made upholstered seats. He produced mainly in the Louis XV style.

Louis XV period "tomb" chest of drawers - rosewood and violet wood veneer - Stamped Léonard BOUDIN - JME hallmark

Louis XV period

A simple worker, Léonard Boudin was making a poor living when the cabinetmaker Migeon asked him, for one of his clients, to make furniture in floral marquetry and Chinese-style varnish. Having thus amassed a little money, he passed and obtained his master's degree in 1761 and set up his workshop 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 especially known for his very varied marquetry, worked with finesse and perfection. In 1772, while keeping his workshop, he opened a sales store on rue Fromenteau which he transferred in 1777 to the cloister of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois. Faced with the influx of orders, he was in turn helped by other cabinet makers and became one of the main merchants in Paris. Little by little, Boudin abandoned his own products to offer his customers only the works of his colleagues, hence the double stamp found on many books. Boudin left Louis XV , Transition and Louis XVI style furniture still of excellent manufacture and which, by their veneers and marquetry, define particular and characteristic signs "Boudin style".

Cabriolet armchair similar to a Louis DELANOIS model

Louis XV period

Louis Delanois left behind a large number of seats, both Louis XV and Louis XVI style, which all testify to his talent. After his beginnings in a workshop on rue Bourbon-Villeneuve, success was quickly achieved and he decided to settle in rue des Petits-Carreaux, where, alongside his main activity, he practiced the timber trade. Delanois worked for merchants, for illustrious personalities such as the Comte d'Artois, the Prince de Condé or the Duke of Chartres, for wealthy collectors but above all for the Countess du Barry, who placed him numerous orders.

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