Pierre IV Migeon, maître circa 1724.
This étagère is typical of the work of the ébéniste Pierre IV Migeon (1696 - 1758), or his son Pierre V (1733 - 1775). Father and son employed two different stamps which they appear to have used interchangeably (S. Mouquin, Pierre IV Migeon 1696 - 1758, Paris, 2001, p. 67). Pierre IV was the grandson of the founder of the family dynasty of ébénistes, Pierre I (active circa 1637), and son of the ébéniste Pierre III Migeon (1665 - circa 1717). Pierre Migeon IV produced pieces for an illustrious noble clientele, which led to large commissions by the Court and and Madame de Pompadour. He was known for employing simple veneers in a manner which made use of the natural beauty and grain of the material and for pieces with undulating outlines.