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stamped GROS / PARIS three times to the back.
See Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle, Paris: Les éditions de l'Amateur, 2000, p. 245 for the illustration of one of a pair in the renowned collection Calvet.
Jean-Louis-Benjamin Gros was recorded as an ébéniste and marqueteur at 27 rue des Blancs-Manteaux until 1850 and then at 43 rue des Tournelles until 1863. He was associated with the Winckelsen firm acting as its main cabinet-maker. Jean-Louis Benjamin's son, Aristide-Henry, took over the business following his retirement. Both father and son exhibited at the major 19th century universal exhibitions and won a mention honorable in 1855.
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