François Rémond was born in Paris in 1747 and came to be one of the most important Parisian gilders and casters of the late eighteenth-century.
Rémond was skilled in producing works of art with the technique of matt gilding, a very intensive process that was developed in the last decades of the century. This process resulted in a luxurious finish, which enhanced and intensified the contrast between the burnished and matt areas and underlining the sculptural qualities of the pieces.
Rémond collaborated with Dominique Daguerre, the Paris dealer-decorator and other marchand merciers at the time. He also received commissions of mounts from important cabinetmakers.
One of them was the famous German ébéniste David Roetgen who he met in Paris 1774. The two maintained a partnership and Rémond supplied him with superior mounts for his furniture’s. Such collaborative work was quite unusual and impressive for a single workshop at the time. His exemplary reputation brought him a wealthy clientele. François Rémond died wealthy in 1812 after several years of retirement.