MEWESEN

MASTER 1766

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his ebeniste was probably of Scandinavian extraction. On 26 March 1766 he became a master in Paris, where he was active for vir­tually the next twenty years. He settled at La Main d’Or in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine. The fur­niture bearing his stamp is in the Transitional style and dates from c. 1770-80. Most of his output is orna­mented with geometric marquetry, especially octag­onal parquetry, similar to that found in Carlin’s work.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

F. de Salvertc: Les Ebcnistes, p. 230

Claude-Charles