Antoine Mathieu Criaerd, maître in 1747.
Antoine Mathieu Criaerd (1724-1787) was the eldest son of Mathieu Criaerd (1689-1776). He usually stamped his pieces 'CRIARD', with or without his initials, to differentiate his work from that of his father. Like his father, Criaerd used Chinese lacquers and European 'vernis' panels, mainly on commodes. He used Chinese lacquer with a black ground on a pair of encoignures, sold in Monaco, 26 May 1980 (P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siècle, 1989, p. 244).