Gilles-Paul Cauvet

Dates1731 - 1788
BornAix-en-Provence, France
DiedParis, France

Gilles-Paul Cauvet was a prominent sculptor, architect, and designer at the French court. Not only was he the sculptor for Louis XVI's brother, the comte de Provence, later Louis XVIII, but he also directed the Académie de Saint-Luc, the guild of decorative painters and sculptors. He designed carved boiserie (wood paneling) and furniture for houses in Paris. Many wood carvers were influenced by his book of engraved designs for interiors and furniture, which was published in 1777.