Balthazar Lieutaud

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Balthazar Lieutaud
One of the most important Parisian cabinetmakers of the Louis XV period and the early Neoclassical period, he was born into a dynasty of Parisian furniture makers – both his father and grandfather were cabinetmakers. He became a master in 1749 and opened a workshop in the rue de la Pelleterie. He quickly specialised in the creation of regulator and cartel cases, acquiring his bronze mounts from the finest bronziers and chasers of the period, including Charles Grimpelle and the Caffieri.