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 Éric Chabrol, Cabinet maker


Originally from Monbazillac and the son of a winemaker, my interest in cabinet-making began at the age of twelve. I was already completely fascinated by wood, a natural raw material comprising a major part of our environment. At the time, totally undaunted by going into every antique shop I saw, I began to train my eye and build up a knowledge of furniture styles and wood types.
Having worked as a cabinet-maker for a number of years, my thirst for art and culture led me to opera.
Opera is all about purity of voice - without any trickery - and presents a world full of sublime works and compositors, so for twenty-five years I sang in opera choirs all over France while based in Marseille.


I returned to my roots 2014, settling in Mauzac which is half Périgord Noir, half Périgord Pourpre. The cultivation of tobacco no longer being very lucrative these days, I transformed an old tobacco-drying hangar into my cabinet-making workshop where I make copies of old exterior aspects of joinery, restore furniture, build staircases and work on other specific projects.
I use electric machinery and a lot of old-fashioned hand tools as I finish off objects with planning or ornamental sculpted bas-relief. Because I only work in a regional style I only use French wood, including for doors and windows for which I also use old-fashioned hardware (catches, locks, hinges).


The relation between nature and art is obvious. Cabinet-making is a trade in which one can be in control of the creation from its source (wood) through to the sale (meeting people and being involved in projects) and I have chosen this trade for all these reasons.


Éric Chabrol,
Cabinet maker
La Rose
24 150 Mauzac et Grand Castang
Tel. +33 (0)
5 53 22 39 74

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