Birth : 1743 in Mirecourt (Vosges)


Son of Joseph MATHIEU, violin maker, Nicolas MATHIEU is supposed to have served his apprenticeship in Mirecourt with his father. After René VANNES he is registered as master violin maker in the Mirecourt taxpayer records from 1775


His works, corresponding to the average standards of the Mirecourt production of his time, bear influences from Nicolas CHAPPUY.

Label & Stamp
Instruments can bear a manuscript or a printed label.
They can also be stamped "NICOLAS MATHIEU" to the outside back.
As many Mirecourt makers of his time, the mention "à Paris" can be found on N. MATHIEU's labels witout any evidence of a professional activity in the capital.

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