Adrien Delorme

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Adrien Faizelot-Delorme (master in 1748 — after 1783) was a well-known[1] cabinetmaker (ébéniste) working in Paris, the most prominent in a family of ébénistes[2]

Becoming master 22 June 1748, he set up in the rue du Temple,[3] a centrally-located site where fashionable clients could find him, for he worked as a dealer in furniture as well as running his own workshop; as dealer, his stamp is often found on pieces made by other ébénistes.[4] His own furniture featured fine marquetry and lacquered furniture.

In 1783 Delorme sold his remaining stock at public auction and retired from business.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lesser, but highly competent" is the assessment of John Whitehead, The French Interior in the Eighteenth Century, 1993:189,
  2. ^ Though he used the stamp DELORME without any further signifier, his father François Faizelot-Delorme (1691 - 1768) was also a maître-ébéniste, as were his brothers Jean-Louis and André. (Francis J.B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection: Furniture, Gilt-Bronze and Mounted Porcelain ii, 1966:542f.
  3. ^ Watson 1966.
  4. ^ Watson 1966.
  5. ^ Watson 1966.