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The history of Ateliers Brugier

creation of the Brugier 1920 workshops

The Brugier workshops, specialized in all areas of lacquer, were founded in 1920 by André Brugier.
In 1987, his daughter Nicole Brugier took over responsibility for the Workshops, then in 2009, his son François Judet took over. It is therefore now the third generation of the family to manage the Workshops.
Since then, the Ateliers have been located in Paris, in a pretty courtyard in the seventh arrondissement. Our activity is organized around three distinct and complementary professions: lacquerer, restorer and antique dealer.

Three trades

Japanese screen with pine decoration on a gold background. Eighteenth century
Japanese screen with pine decoration on a gold background. Eighteenth century

Our antique dealer activity is based, in addition to our knowledge and documentation, on an important collection of Asian lacquers, acquired over time, such as cabinets, chests and screens, mainly the Coromandel lacquer screens. We continue to regularly enrich this collection.
The prestigious restorations of lacquer furniture for the Louvre Museum, for the National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet and for the Palace of Versailles have helped us considerably to strengthen our reputation for excellence and expertise.

84th century polychrome temple table H. 147-62-XNUMX

Among these pieces, we can cite the Louis XV chest of drawers, made by the famous cabinetmaker Gaudreaus, for his château de Choisy in 1744. The old panels provide invaluable documents for the restoration. They can also be used to design luxury furniture on demand (coffee tables, consoles, cabinets, etc.). We have also worked with contemporary artists and designers to create unique pieces.
Our knowledge and expertise in lacquering have led famous decorators to order decorative elements and wall panels from us.
This material reveals its extraordinary depth and preciousness.
Our companions are constantly looking for new textures, colors and decorative effects likely to emerge from new ideas.


74, rue de Sevres 75007 Paris FRANCE

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