Cressent

Cressent

(French krɛsɑ̃)
n
(Biography) Charles. 1685–1768, French cabinetmaker, noted esp for his marquetry using coloured woods
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His wall clock in a Charles Cressent case, sculpted with dragons battling above a seashell and a lion's head, has a relative at the Louvre.
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Famous makers included Jacques Carrieri (1678-1755), Charles Cressent (1685-1768), Pierre Gouthiere (1732-1813) and Birmingham silversmith Matthew Boulton (1728-1809).
(38) As, for example, a pair of commodes at Waddesdon, made up in the 19th century from a single commode by Cressent. The pair had passed through Barker's hands and be was most probably responsible: see Geoffrey de Bellaigue, op.
Steinitz, for instance, brings an ingenious Louis XVI writing desk which doubles up as a dressing table, formerly in the Rothschild collection at the Chateau de Ferrieres, a pair of Empire ormolu-mounted porphyry vases which once belonged to Prince Joachim Murat, Marshal of France and King of Naples, and a Regence aramanth armoire by Charles Cressent.