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BOUDIN Léonard

Léonard BOUDIN is one of the greatest cabinetmaker from the 18th century. He is remarkable for his talent but also for his innovative commercial strategy.
Léonard BOUDIN was born in 1735 into a working class family. First he lives in rue Faubourg Saint Antoine and after rue Saint Nicolas in Paris. He starts to work with Pierre MIGEON. BOUDIN specializes in Chinese lacquer and also in floral marquetry. In 1761, he obtained a master degree and starts to work for himself but also continues to (...)

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PAIR OF MAISON CHARLES CHANDELIERS "FEUILLAGE"

Pair of gilt an chiseled bronze « crown » chandeliers with decor of leaves. 12 lights with bobbles hanging. In 1908, Ernest Charles takes over the Ullmann bronze works. The company, then located at 103 Rue de Turenne in Paris, has earned a reputation in the professional bronze art community for its reproductions of ancient lamps. In 1960, Emile-Albert Charles and his two sons, Jean et Jacques, develop the "Charles Style," a blend of classicism, precision, and contemporary touches that (...)

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