Although a stamp is often confused with a signature, it actually has nothing to <lo with it. I’a i from being an indication of authorship of an artist proud of his work, such as the signature of a painter or sculptor, the stamp was merely an obligatory mark for every Parisian master ebeniste The statutes […]


1743-1802; MASTER 1775 S tockel was of German origin and settled in Paris before 1769. On gaining his mastership he es­tablished himself in the rue de Charenton where he practised his craft until the Revolution, when he moved to 59 rue des Fosses-du-Temple. His stamp is found on furniture almost always in mahogany and in […]


ACTIVE c. 1760-90 V ery little is known of Jean-Ferdinand Schwerd – feger. an ebeniste of German origin, other than that he settled in Paris before 1760 (when he was recorded as witness at the marriage of Stumpff, one of his fellow ebenistes). He did not become a master until 1786. and stamped very little […]


MASTER 1786 Born in Augsburg, Schneider settled in Paris at an unknown date; in the 1780s he was working as an independent artisan in the rue du Fau- bourg-Saint-Antoine. Under the name of Gaspard he supplied the Garde-Meuble Royal in October 1785 with a ‘veneered secretaire 47г pieds in length, the same proportions as one […]