Jean Antoine Bruns, maître in 1782.
Jean Antoine Bruns apprenticed with the Royal cabinet-maker Jean-Henri Riesener. He continuted to use the same fine timber and exquisite lacquers as Riesener after he became ébéniste du Garde-Meuble royal. Bruns' style is simple and elegant. His pieces posses graceful lines and proportions and beautiful construction. For a related mahogany console desserte with similar lines and proportions see P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 123.