Jean-Baptiste Hedouin, maître in 1738
This bureau plat is stamped by Jean-Baptiste Hedouin of the rue Traversiere-Saint-Antoine. His stamp has also featured alongside that of his celebrated brother-in-law Pierre Migeon (d.1758), probably acting as marchand-ébéniste, who was employed by Louis XV's Garde-Meuble.
The brand is that of Edward Holmes Baldock (d.1845), who traded as 'Antique Furniture and Ornamental China Dealer' from 1808-1844, and was patronised by George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria. His brand 'EHB' also features on a bureau plat supplied in 1841 to the Duke of Buccleuch (see G. de Bellaigue, 'Edward Holmes Baldock', Connoisseur, September 1975, p. 25, fig. 15).