Maison Millet (1853 - 1902)


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Maison Millet (1853 - 1902)

A Pair of Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Cabinets

FRANCE, Circa 1890

REF No. B74200

Stamped to the gilt-bronze mounts 'MB' for Maison Millet.

dimensions

Height :107 cm | 54¹/₈ in
Width :131 cm | 51⁵/₈ in
Depth :53 cm | 32⁷/₈ in

description

A Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Side Cabinets In The Manner of Adam Weisweiler, By Maison Millet.

This very fine pair of side cabinets are of demi-lune form with three quarter galleries and shaped white marble inset tops above a lambrequin border and three frieze drawers. Below are three cupboard doors flanked by half-fluted columns, raised on fluted tapering legs with gilt-bronze caps.

maker

Established by Théodore Millet in 1853, the Maison Millet operated until 1902 from premises at 11, rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris, before relocating to 23, boulevard Beaumarchais.

Millet produced fine quality meubles de luxe, specialising in meubles et bronzes d'art, genre ancien et moderne, with an accent on the Louis XV and XVI styles. The firm's work covered a wide range of furniture, including authorised copies of eighteenth-century styles.

Millet won awards in Paris and London including a gold medal at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, a Grand Prix in 1900 and three further diplômes d'honneur and four médailles d'or. In 1902 the firm was authorised by the director of the Palace of Versailles to replicate Marie-Antoinette's celebrated Grand cabinet à bijoux.

Maison Millet was an active client of François Linke.

Makers Bibliography:
Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Peter, L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900, Editions de L'Amateur, (Paris), 2010.
Meyer, Jonathan, Great Exhibitions - London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge, UK) ; 2006, pps. 276, 317, 320.
Ledoux - Lebard, Denise, Les ébénistes du XIXe Siècle, Editions de L'Amateur, (Paris); 1984, pp. 484-486.

Maison Millet

A Pair of Louis XVI Style Mahogany Side Cabinets







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