Support for the publication of "Martin Carlin and the German "ébénistes""

The Fondation Gandur pour l'Art contributed to the publication by Mare & Martins of the book "Martin Carlin and the German ébénistes. Migration and integration in the 18th century Paris," written by the art historian Miriam Schefzyk.

The German ébéniste Martin Carlin, originally from Freiburg im Breisgau, had an exceptional career in the 18thcentury Paris. His pieces of furniture adorn the luxurious apartments of the European elite. Like Carlin, many cabinetmakers of German origin made remarkable furniture in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, on the eastern edge of the capital, which is still considered today as the embodiment of good French taste. Based on the life and work of Martin Carlin, Miriam Schefzyk studies the important migratory movement of German cabinetmakers in Paris and provides insights into their integration strategies and their networks, but also their complex work structures in an environment marked by competition and cooperation. Heir study is translated from German to French and will be published in 2024.