Bernard I VanRisamburg, born Dutch, settled in Paris in 1696 where he founded a family of cabinet makers that perished only in 1800 :
•Bernard I VANRISAMBURGH (deceased in1738)
•Bernard II VANRISAMBURGH (1696-1766)
•Bernard III VANRISAMBURGH (1731-1800)
Bernard I Vanrisamburgh is accepted master before 1722. he specialised into the production of cartel clocks, clocks, and regulators in Boulle marquetry.
Bernard II Vanrisamburg is the most famous of the family. He became master in 1730. He signed BVRB. He worked for the King of Portugal. Then for the big parisian « marchand merciers » like Hébert, Lazare, Duvaux, Poirier for who is sepcialized in luxury furniture in wood, lacquer, porcelain marquetry. His great speciality were the pieces in japanese lacquerware like the « commode » delivered in 1737 for the queen in Fontainebleau. He provided several pieces to the Crown as for the library-secretaire for the Trianon in 1755 (nowadays kept at the Mans Museum).
Bernard III Vanrisamburg, son of Bernard II, buy over his father business as well as the furniture storage. He seems to have first been sculptor and maker of gilded bronze pieces. He exclusively focused in this direction after 1775. a serie of neo classical furniture, dated from 1765 and stamped BVRB shows how he continue to use his father s stamp. It s mostly pieces in japanese lacquerware as the commode with leaves of the Frick collection.