|Dates||about 1691 - 1754|
In 1749, over two thousand bronze ornaments and models, as well as tools, were discovered in Jean-Pierre Latz's workshop and seized at the instigation of the bronze-casters'
Latz had come to Paris from Cologne, Germany in 1719 to work as an ébéniste. His marriage to the daughter of a wealthy property developer, with her substantial dowry and well-connected relations, launched him into Parisian society. Before 1741 he obtained the warrant of ébéniste privilégié du roi (Privileged Cabinetmaker to the King), allowing him to practice without becoming a master. Latz specialized in the production of clock cases, some of which were
Latz sold much of his furniture to foreign courts, delivering pieces to the kings of Prussia and Poland, as well as to Madame Elisabeth, the daughter of