Jean-Baptiste Sené, maître in 1769.
Jean-Baptiste Sené (1748-1803) dominated the production of menuiserie in Paris during the last years of the ancien régime. His principal clients were Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and from 1785-1791 he provided seat-furniture, beds, consoles, folding stools, footstools, screens, etc. for Fontainebleau, The Tuileries, Versailles and particularly Saint-Cloud. Sené is known to have sub-contracted the carving of much of his Royal commisions to his favorite sculpteurs, Pierre Laurent, Nicolas Vallois and Alexandre Régnier, and the gilding to Louis Chatard - who seems to have enjoyed a virtual monopoly on pieces destined for the Royal family.