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In the footsteps of the cabinetmakers

The word ébénisterie, or ‘cabinetmaking’, appeared for the first time in the dictionary of the French Academy in 1732, to designate the art of the ébéniste, or ‘cabinetmaker’, a craftsman who fashions and decorates furniture. It is a craft that involves not only the techniques of carpentry, but also those of veneering, marquetry and ornamental woodwork. Plunge into an era where French decorative arts dominated Europe and the world. On this tour, let yourself be filled with wonder by the objects, furniture and workshops of the masters of this trade.


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    Restoration of gilding work and colour printing on wood Paris
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    Wood sculpture Paris
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    Manufacture of style furniture and solid marquetry Bourg en Bresse
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    Lacquer art, on furniture and woodwork Paris
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    Design and manufacture of contemporary furniture Paris
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    Creation of contemporary furniture Paris
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    Design of contemporary furniture and restoration of old furniture Paris
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    Manufacture of period furniture Paris
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    Manufacture of furniture, interior design Paris
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    Cabinet-making and interior carpentry Coignières