The cabinet is a collector’s piece. It’s whole façade consists of doors and drawers. This type of furniture came to France at the start of the 17th century under the reign of Henri IV. Craftsmen from Germany and Holland came to Paris and brought with them a technique hitherto unknown in France: the use of veneer on wood furnishings. During the first half of the 17th century, these craftsmen used mainly ebony and and were called “woodworkers in ebony”, which gave rise to the French name of my profession: “ébeniste”. In this gallery, you will discover these exceptional pieces of furniture that I have had the chance to handle and restore.