Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


Ateliers Allot

Reproduction of French period furniture
Les Parpareux
22600 Loudeac
Bretagne

Tel : +33 (0)2 96 28 18 69

Founded in 1812, Ateliers Allot Frères is a fine cabinetmaker’s specialised in making furniture in the styles of Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Directoire, Restoration and Louis-Philippe.

It is one of very few cabinetmakers in France to still bring together under one roof the eight craftsmen’s trades working according to traditional methods: furniture joinery, seat joinery, cabinetmaking, marquetry, wood carving, lacquering, gilding, painting and varnishing, and upholstering. To reproduce the masterpieces of French master cabinetmakers to the last detail, the firm draws in particular on a technical and historical collection of original sketches, certain of which date back as far as the 16th and 17th centuries. From the choice of solid woods – oak, chestnut, cherry, walnut – sawn on the firm’s own premises, where precious veneer woods are taken from a stock of more than 43 different species, through to the final veneering, traditional techniques are scrupulously respected throughout the production cycle, favouring absolute quality. Apart from the sawing and cutting of the wood, the cabinetmaking and carving work is carried out entirely by hand. Chests of drawers, secretaires, wardrobes, sideboards, consoles, mirrors, cabriole chairs, bergere chairs (of the gondola, confessional and Duchesse variety), beds with baldachin, and game tables, the pieces, produced with the utmost care and signed, are made to order or in limited series of two or three copies. 20% of the furniture is ordered by a clientele of foreign collectors.