Molitor

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P. Wilson, Jun 15, 1992 - Antiques & Collectibles - 248 pages
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Bernard Molitor is the only one of the great Parisian 'ebenistes' whose activity bridges the 'ancien regime' and the Bourbon Restoration, his career spanning a continuous period from 1785 to 1820. His work is a unique reflection of the numerous political and social changes of those years, including many an echo of the 'ancien regime' alongside a new sobriety during the Revolution and Republic, and in the end boldly looking forward to nineteenth century ecelecticism and to twentieth century Modernism.
This first monograph and catalogue restores a key figure in the history of French furniture from previous oblivion. A detailed study of the life and work of Bernard Molitor (1755-1833), with a complete catalogue of the furniture.

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Contents

Preface by Monelle Hayot 8 Acknowledgements
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Note on the text
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Life
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Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Ulrich Leben works in the furniture department of Sotheby's Paris. This book is based on his Ph.D. thesis on Molitor (University of Bonn.)

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