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Louis Constantin Le Gaigneur (active between: 1814-21 (at least))
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Louis Le Gaigneur was a Frenchman who worked in England between 1814-1821 but about whom not much is known. It would appear that he exploited the increasingly fashionable taste for pre-Revolutionary French furniture and, particularly, for furniture veneered with Boulle marquetry.
Le Gaigneur's shop was called The Buhl Manufactory, and was at No. 19 Queen Street, on the east side of the Edgware Road in London. In 1818 he described himself as a 'metal bust maker' so he may have also made his own gilt-bronze mounts. His clients included the Prince of Wales (later George IV) and Lord Yarmouth, later 3rd Marquess of Hertford.

IN 181 Le Gaigneur described himself as 'Metal bust maker, suggesting that he made his own mounts.