Moissonnier - History - 1885

On April 21 1885, in the midst of the thick fog that was blanketing the town of Bourg-en-Bresse, Emile Moissonnier had no idea that the cabinetmaker's workshop he was inaugurating that morning in the garden at his home would still exist today. He was equally unaware that he would engender a line of cabinetmakers to whom he would pass on three principal gifts, which to this day remain the benchmarks of the Moissonnier collection: the arts of painting, sculpture and the production of exceptional items in the tradition of French cabinetmaking.