Pierre Maynadier & Muller Frères | “Le Paon” Chandelier | France c.1925
An art deco “peacock” chandelier by Pierre Maynadier, the nickelled-brass framework supporting one large and four smaller moulded and polished glass globes designed with stylised peacocks, all with moulded maker’s mark “Muller Fres, Luneville”. France, c1925.
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Ht.105cm/41in, W.50/20 Diam.(large globe)24/9.5, Diam.(small globe)14/5.5
Pierre Maynadier, Paris 1919
- Pierre Maynadier was a designer and producer of art deco lighting at 25 rue Saint-Sébastien in Paris.
- Maynadier collaborated with numerous glass factories like Schneider, Sabino and especially Muller Frères.
- Occasionally shades that are signed P.Maynadier are models exclusively made for Maynadier by Muller Frères.
Verrerie d’Art Muller Frères, Luneville 1919
- Henri & Désiré learn their trade working as student of Gallé and around 1895 create their own workshop in Luneville.
- In 1896, the entire Muller family (father, mother and children) live in Nancy. Camille works at Daum’s, Baccarat and then finally he goes to Sèvres. Eugene, Victor and Pierre join the Galle’s workshop.
- In 1900, Henri leases space inside the Croismare glass-works and transfers there some of the workshops of the Rue Sainte-Anne in Luneville
- In 1919 Henri and Désiré buy the majority of shares of the Hinzelin’s glassworks and create “Les Grandes Verrerie et Cristalleries de Croismare”.
- At the same time they create the new company “Verrerie d’Art Muller Frères” to give a name to their activity in Luneville.
- Glass produced at Luneville are signed “Muller Fres,Luneville” while glass at “Croismare” is signed as such.