Born in 1811, Joseph Cremer was artiste en mosaique et marqueterie. He supplied furniture to King Louis-Philippe of France and to the King of Holland. He was awarded a medal at the 1839, 1844 and 1849 exhibitions. At the 1855 Paris Great Exhibition, the jury stated that 'Comme ton, comme dessin, il est impossible d'atteindre dans un travail de marqueterie à plus d'harmonie et de justesse.'. He was awarded the Medaille d'Honneur at the 1862 London Great Exhibition.