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Original drawing from the factory Maison Schmit


Anonymous, French


Date: c.1890


Watercolour over pencil on paper. Size of sheet: 43 x 30 cm. Inscribed '93' in pencil top right. 


Provenance: from the Robet Barley Collection. 



Design for a Tall Side Cabinet with Female Bust Sculpture on Top

  • Famous furniture factory Maison Schmit was founded by Frédéric Schmit in 1818 in Paris, France.

    Born in Luxembourg, Schmit became one of the great Parisian cabinet makers, specialized in producing high quality furnishings and meubles de fantasie based on beautiful furniture designs developed either by himself or artists working for Schmit.

    Throughout his career Schmit appears to have kept workshops on the rue de Charonne in the centre of the furniture-making district, the Faubourg St Antoine. Maison Schmit received Gold Medals at the 1878 and 1889 Expositions Universelles in Paris, and it was always considered to make pieces of the finest quality.

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