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Balthazar Lieutaud


Balthazar Lieutaud (d. 1780) is one of the most important cabinetmakers of the Louis XV period and the early neoclassical period, he was born into a family of Parisian furniture makers – his father and grandfather were both cabinetmakers. He became a master in March 1749, opening a workshop in the rue de la Pelleterie, then in the rue Denfer. He specialised in regulator and cartel cases for which the gilt bronze mounts were made by the best bronziers and chasers of the time, including Charles Grimpelle and the Caffieri.