Pierre Migeon II 1701 – 1758
The Migeon family were one of the most important dynasties of Parisian cabinet makers, consisting of three generations all with the same name and who succeeded each other at the same address in the Faubourg St Antoine. Pierre II was a dealer as well as a cabinet maker and sold pieces by other cabinet makers. His success is proven by the considerable amount of pieces that he sold between 1740 – 1760 as over 250 artisans and traders are mentioned in his accounts. It is therefore not unusual to have his work stamped by the maker as well as himself. A good example is the bureau “de Vergennes” in the Louvre which is stamped by Migeon and by Dubois.
Little is known of Francoise Gauderaux, he is listed in Jean Nicolay book on Maitres Ebenistes Francais au XVIII Siecle as being an Ebeniste of the second half of the 18th Century so probably made this bureau plat at the start of his career which would explain why he has worked for the famous Migeon to make this bureau plat.