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Henri –Auguste Fourdinois

Henri –Auguste Fourdinois (1830-1907) The Maison Fourdinois was established in 1835 by Alexandre-Georges Fourdinois (1799-1871) who was one of the most prominent Ébénistes under Napolèon III’s reign and later to Empress Eugènie. He was awarded numerous distinctions and medals , the highest being made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and a Médaille d’honneur at the 1855 Paris Exposition Universelles and two Médailles de Grandes Excellence at the 1862 London exhibition. Henri-Auguste followd in his fathers footsteps winning disctinction in botht the 1867 and 1878 Expositions Universelles, . One of his creations; an ebony side-cabinet Is now in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.