Birth : 1856 in Paris (Ile-de-France) Death : 1941 in Paris (Ile-de-France)

Biography

Career
According to René Vannes,  Georges CUNAULT began his apprenticeship at the age of 17 under Sebastien VUILLAUME.
In 1873 CUNAULT joined Claude-Augustin MIREMONT, a former collaborator of BERNARDEL Père, with whom he remained until 1880.
From 1880 to 1882, Georges CUNAULT worked for various Parisian firms before establishing himself at 53, Faubourg Poissonière.

Works:
Georges CUNAULT's production is composed mainly of violins and cellos.
Some rare violas can also be found.

Workshop
1882 to 1884 : 53, Faubourg Poissonière. Paris
1884 to 1889 : 29 rue des Martyrs. Paris
1889 to 1893 : 6, rue Clauzet. Paris.
1893 : 31, rue Navarin and
and later 19 rue Navarin, Paris, France.

After René VANNES,  Georges CUNAULT retired in Villemomble (Seine-Saint-Denis) circa 1920, where he continued to produce violins, violas and cellos.
Nevertheless, one can find instruments signed in Villemomble before that date.

Label and Stamps:
Labels bear usually a signature by ink on the high right side.
Until now we have been able to see two different stamps
- G CUNAULT A PARIS (on the high and low part of the inside back)
- G CUNAULT (located just over the label and to the inside neck block)

Collaborators & successors
CORVISIER Eugène : apprentice.
GAUTHIÉ Pierre : collaborator from 1898 to approximately the year 1900.

Sources
- Dictionnaire Universel des Luthiers. René VANNES.


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