Giroux in Paris, his store became a famous fancy goods shop and cabinet which radiates activity of the consulate at the end of the Second Empire, with the father and the son. The cabinet shop began in 1799, the father died in 1848 and his two son Luis succeeded in the direction of the workshops and the shop. Their specialty was making very little upscale furnishings for the bourgeoisie and nobility. It was at that Giroux Charles X and Louis xviii chose New Year's gifts to the young princes: the Mount Princess and the Duke of Bordeaux. Alphonse Giroux won numerous national and international awards, including a silver medal at the 1834 exhibition, and became in the second half of the nineteenth century a true reference for the boxes, various cabinets and varied and small furniture approval or write.
One son, Alphonse-Gustave, continued its activity. Another, André Giroux, said brushes abandoned by his father.
June 22, 1839, louis daguerre and Isidore Niepce signed a contract with Alphonse Giroux and society susse brothers, granting them the exclusive manufacturing and sale of the room daguerreotype. In December 1839 François way. Dimensions: 13.5 cm box by 9 cm height: 9.5 cm.
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