A Beautiful Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt
Bronze Mounted Kingwood Tea Table with Cherubs.
By Theodore Millet. Maison Millet
was established by Théodore Millet in 1853,
and operated until 1902 from premises at 11, Rue Jacques-Coeur,
Paris before relocating to 23, Boulevard Beaumarchais.
Maison Millet was a highly regarded furniture firm
that was described as producing 'meuble et bronze
d'art, genre ancien et moderne.' The company won several
awards in the series of exhibitions in London and
Paris, such as the gold Medal in the 1889 Paris Exposition
Universelle, a Grand Prix in 1900 and three further
diplomes d'honneur and four médailles d'or
for the furniture they produced. The firm specialized
in the Louis XV and XVI styles though they were acclaimed
by their contemporaries for working in their own modern
style. In March 1902, the firm was authorized by the
Palais de Versailles to replicate Marie-Antoinette's
celebrated Grand cabinet à bijoux. An auction
was held in 1906 clearing the remaining stock and
the firm finally ceased trading in 1918. Maison Millet
was an active client of François Linke.