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T. Millet

Cabinet-maker & Bronze-caster

(Active from 1853 until 1918)

Louis XVI style armoire

Signed Millet

France

Circa 1890

Height : 167,5 cm (66 in.) ; Width : 109 cm (43 in.) ; Depth : 50 cm (19 2/3 in.)

A Louis XVI style vitrine veneered with Amaranth, King- and Rosewood. With two doors, decorated with a fine rhombus motif marquetry, opening onto four shelves. Very fine gilded bronze mounts made of pastoral and music instruments as well as wreaths of flowers. Standing on four top feet.

Biography

The firm of Théodore Millet was founded in 1853 and installed in Paris, at N.11 rue Jacques-Cœur, then N.23 Boulevard Beaumarchais in 1902. A very talented specialist in 18th Century reproductions, Millet produced furniture and artistic bronzes of the highest quality. He was one of the few cabinet-makers to obtain authorisation from the Château de Versailles to make in 1902 a replica of Queen Marie-Antoinette’s great jewel cabinet. As an artist of great merit and Specialising in « meubles et bronzes d’art, genre ancien et moderne », Millet obtained the highest rewards such as the Gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889 and the Grand Prize at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The firm lasted until 1918.

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