Cresson (Famille), voir

The Cresson family is an 18th century dynasty of cabinetmakers specialized in seats. The brothers Jean and Charles Cresson, cabinetmakers in Paris, were the founders of the dynasty. Jean’s three sons and Charles’ three sons all worked as seat makers in the early 18th century. Among Charles’s sons, Jean-Baptiste is the most famous. Jean’s sons are called René “the older” (c. 1705-c.1745), Louis (1706-1761), and Michel (1709-1781). All three became master cabinetmakers, René and Louis in 1738, Michel in 1740.The third generation was composed of Nicolas-Michel Cresson (1740-1792) and his cousin Jacques Louis (1743-1795) who also worked as a haberdasher and died on the scaffold at the end of the French Revolution. This dynasty created mainly seats, first in Régence style, then Louis VX style. The seats could be caned or upholstered. Although they were competitors, the Cresson brothers had common clients, like the Prince of Condé and the Duke of Orléans.



From the four most famous Cresson, three were brothers – René «the older”, Louis and Michel. The fourth Cresson, Jean-Baptiste, their cousin, is the most well-known. Their seats present some similarities, and if the stamp doesn’t show an initial, it is not possible to identify which member of the dynasty was the creator.