Birth : 1887 in Paris (Ile-de -France)

Biography

Career
According to René VANNES, Gabriel HOUFFLACK made his first steps in the violin field after being trained to restore instruments at Eugène MARCHAND's workshop in Paris. Later, it was under the influence of Joseph CHARDON that HOUFFLACK developed his interest for the old Masters.
HOUFFLACK began by trading antique instruments, before establishing in 1934 his own workshop, on rue de Leningrad in Paris. There he produced Violins, violas and cellos.

Works
His instruments are quite rare and can vary a lot in relation with the period and the model.

Workshop
1934, rue de Leningrad. Paris.
Later : 14 rue de Saint Peterbourg. Paris.

Labels & stamps
- Label : Gabriel Houfflack  / Expert-Luthier à Paris 19..
- the stamp "GH", can also be found to the inside back of some instruments.

Collaborators & successors
In 1969 Jacques AUDINOT succeeded Gabriel HOUFFLACK, 15 rue de Saint-Petersbourg à Paris.

Sources:
- Dictionnaire Universel des Luthiers, René VANNES.
- L'Archet, Bernard Millant & J.F Raffin.

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