b. 1726; MASTER 1766
his ebcniste worked in the Faubourg Saint – /ntoine. first in the rue Traversiere and then in the rue de Charonne. Teune specialized in the production of secretaires a cylindrc; this type of furniture which was first made in France by Oeben, Gamier and Boudin, appeared between 1760 and 1765. shortly before Теипё became a master. In the manner of Oeben and Boudin, his first secretaires a cylindre were produced in the rococo style, and curved lines predominated. A number of similar examples are recorded, veneered in tulipwood with amaranth borders: one example is now in the Museum of Fine Arts. Budapest, two others at Vaux-le-Vicomte. The one in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs is unique in having a superstructure with glazed doors.
Between 1775 and 1780 Teune’s desks followed the Neo-classical fashion for straight lines with square tapering legs with triglyphs and gilt-bronze drapery at the corners. The secretaire a cylindre now in the British Royal Collection includes within the marquetry the arms of the Comte d’Artois for whose apartment at Versailles Teune supplied several pieces of furniture in 1775. Besides this secretaire & cylindre and a second one supplied for the library in the same year Teune also supplied four tulipwood serving-tables of convex form for the Prince’s dining-room.
/323/ Secretaire a cylindre stamped Teune, с. 1775, with trelliswork marquetry. (Private collection I