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Alexandre-Georges & Henri Fourdinois


A native Parisian, established his company in 1835, and quickly became the eminent maker-furnisher to the Second Empire. Exhibiting at, and a medal winner at the London 1851 & 1862 Great Exhibitions, and the Paris Exhibition of 1855 and 1867; Created an ‘Officer of the Legion d’Honneur’ in 1863, he ceded the running of the company to his son in 1867, who had joined his father 6 years earlier. Examples of their work may be seen at the Chateau of Compiegne, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.