Joseph Gengenbach this CANABAS (1715-1797):
He received his master’s degree in 1766. Both a cabinetmaker and a carpenter, he trained with prestigious cabinetmakers such as Jean-François Oeben and Migeon. He will be one of the first to work with solid mahogany to make small, light furniture, of great sobriety, intended for particular uses such as table service without servants (refreshment stands, silent servants, pedestal tables…) or indoor life (reading lamp, music stand, flowerpot). Installed in Grande rue Faubourg-Saint-Denis, he works in a Transition or Louis XVI style for a clientele of reputed merchants, such as the Presle brothers.