Claude-Charles Saunier, maître in 1752.
Descended from a family of ébénistes, Claude-Charles Saunier (1735 - 1807) started his career in the workshop of his father, Jean-Charles. Located in the rue Faubourg Saint-Antoine, the premises had originally been occupied by his grandfather, Charles and Claude-Charles inherited them upon his father's death in 1765 when he finally registered his maîtrise with the guild. Initially working in the Louis XV style he soon adopted the neo-classical designs of the Transitional and Louis XVI periods that he appears to have favoured, and for which he is now renowned. Saunier is known to have repeatedly worked with the marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre, supplying furniture to Lord Spencer at Althorp in 1790 and two commodes to the Royal garde-meuble in 1786 - 1787.