Oeben Jean Francois - (Furniture Cabinetmaker France)

Oeben, Jean Francois - (Furniture, Cabinetmaker, France) (?-1763)One of the greatest of French cabinet-makers who made furniture for Louis XV; particularly esteemed are his superbly made bureau, elaborately fitted with secret drawers and locking devices. Oeben is said to have died a bankrupt (a small marquetry table of his sold at Christie's in 1958 for 34,000 guineas), but his widow continued the business, which thrived when she married his former assistant, Riesener.


Post a Comment