HISTORY

LOUIS MOREAU SR.(1740 - 1802),

ESTEEMED AS ONE OF THE FINEST FRENCH CABINETMAKERS, BEGAN HIS REMARKABLE JOURNEYIN 1764 . TEAMING UP WITH MARTIN GUILLAUME BIENNAIS(1764 - 1843), THEY FORGED A PARTNERSHIP THAT CRAFTED EXCEPTIONAL CABINETS AND TRUNKS DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY AND IMPERIALERAS.
THEIR COLLABORATION GARNERED RECOGNITION FROM EMPEROR NAPOLEON HIMSELF, RESULTING IN THE CREATION OF SOME OF THE ERA'S MOST ICONIC PIECES.

LOUIS MOREAU'S EARLY SUCCESS WAS MARKED BY HIS ACQUISITION, IN 1764 , OF THE SHOPOF FELLOW CABINETMAKER DENIS GENTY, ON RUE DE L'ECHELLE - SAINT - HONORE " A LA DESCENTE DES TUILERIES.
"HIS EXQUISITE FURNITURE, ADORNED WITH MAHOGANY VENEER, FLORAL DECORATIONS, AND METICULOUSLY CRAFTED BRONZE ORNAMENTS, QUICKLY EARNED HIM RENOWN AND A DISTINGUISHED CLIENTELE.

DESPITE HIS INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICS, LOUIS MOREAU’S LEGACY ENDURED THROUGH HIS CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DEDICATION TO HIS ART UNTIL HIS PASSING IN 1802.

 

FOLLOWING LOUIS MOREAU SR. ’S DEMISE IN 1802, HIS SON AND WIFE ASSUMED CONTROL OF THE FAMILY BUSINESS, CARRYING FORWARD ITS LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE.
EXPANDING THEIR EXPERTISE FROM CABINETMAKING TO TRUNK MAKING.

THEY RESPONDED TO THE GROWING DEMAND FOR LUXURY TRAVEL ACCESSORIES.
SETTLING IN PARI’S PRESTIGIOUS LOCATIONS, SUCH AS 24 RUE BOISSY D’ANGLAS IN 1878 AND 283 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT HONORÉ IN 1882,THEY ESTABLISHED THEMSELVES AS LEADERS IN THE I N DUSTRY.

EMBRACING THE NEW RETAIL ARE, LA MAISON MOREAU INTRODUCED A LEATHER TRUNK WITH AN ICONIC PATTERN INSPIRED BY BASKETRY, A DESIGN THAT REMAINS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE BRAND TO THIS DAY.

 

WITH THE OPENING OF THE LA MAISON MOREAU STORE AT
FAUBOURG SAINT HONORÉ IN 1882, A NEW ERA OF LUXURY TRAVEL COMMENCED,

 

SOLIDIFYING THE BRAND’S PLACE AMONG PARIS'S ELITE.
TODAY, LA MAISON MOREAU'S CRAFTSMANSHIP EXTENDS BEYOND TRUNKS TO ENCOMPASS FASHION ACCESSORIES,
ALL SUFFUSED WITH THE SAME JOYFULNESS AND COMMITMENT TO PERFECTION.

MAINTAINING ITS STATUS AS ONE OF PARIS'S FOUR HISTORICAL MONOGRAM BRANDS, LA MAISON MOREAU CONTINUES TO EPITOMIZE CONTEMPORARY LUXURY FUSED WITH TIMELESS PARISIAN ELEGANCE.