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ID: 500001075
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500001075

 
Record Type: Person
Cressent, Charles (French ébéniste and sculptor, 1685-1768)

Note: Sculptor and leading French furniture maker working in the Régence and early Rococo styles. Cressent was one of the few ébénistes who was known well enough to have his name mentioned in 18th-century sale catalogues. After beginning his career in Amiens as a sculptor he turned to furniture making ca. 1719 although he occasionally produced busts. He took over Joseph Poitous's studio in Paris and suceeded him as 'ébéniste du duc d'Orléans.' Other patrons include the King of Portugal and the Elector of Bavaria. His work is noted for its opulent forms, plain wood veneers, and elaborate bronze mounts which he modeled, cast, and gilded himself. This was against guild rules and he was prosecuted but the Duc d'Orléans protected him. French furniture maker and art dealer under Louis XV.

Names:
Cressent, Charles (preferred,V,index)
Charles Cressent (V,display)
Crescent, Charles (V)
Cresent, Charles (V)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
furniture maker
cabinetmaker
ébéniste
court artist
collector

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Amiens (Hauts-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Cressent, François  
..............  (French architect and sculptor, 1663-ca. 1735) [500120387]
member was ....  Cressent family  
..................  (French sculptors, active 17th-18th centuries) [500041402]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Cressent, Charles (I)

Biographies:
(French ébéniste and sculptor, 1685-1768) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French cabinetmaker, sculptor, 1685-1768) ..... [BHA]
(French ébéniste, cabinetmaker, and sculptor, 1685-1768) ..... [GRLPSC]
(French, 1685-1768) ..... [JPGM]
(French furniture maker, 1685-1768) ..... [AVERY]
(French cabinetmaker, 1685-1768) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Charles Cressent ........ [VP]
..................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Crescent, Charles ........ [BHA, VP]
....................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986) 8/97
Cresent, Charles ........ [GRLPA]
..................................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
Cressent, Charles ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................  Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989) 225
....................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, GRLPA, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989) 225
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n94057227
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) accessed 28 September 2005
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n94057227
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986) 8/97
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989) 225
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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