Cremer, Joseph (Dutch, 1811-1878)

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Joseph Cremer (1811-1878) was a highly celebrated marqueteur, who worked in Paris during the mid-19th Century. Active from 1839 to 1878, Cremer was considered to be one of the best French furniture manufacturers of the time, and supplied furniture to king Louis-Philippe of France and the King of Holland. Cremer participated in numerous exhibitions in both Paris and London, where his exceptional quality of Boulle marquetry was met with universal critical acclaim. Some of the finest examples of Cremer’s work, including those featuring exquisite Boulle work, can be seen in the permanent collection of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.