Nicolas Petit, maître in 1761.
The peerage title for Baron Burton was created in 1886 for the prominent brewer and Liberal politician Michael Arthur Bass (d. 1897). The first title became extinct upon his death and was re-created for his daughter Nellie Lisa Melles, 2nd Baroness Burton (d. 1962).
Nicholas Petit (1732 - 1791) was a prolific marchand-ébéniste established in the faubourg Saint-Antoine in a building named Nom de Jésus. Upon his death his stock counted no less than 703 pieces of furniture ranging in value from 5 livres for a small chiffonière to 900 livres for a secrétaire à cylindre, illustrating the range he was able to offer to his clients.