At the age of sixteen when he discovered the biography of Adam WEISEWELLER «cabinetmaker for the furniture of the Louis XVI» written by Patricia LEMONNIER, his spirit was captivated by the universe of French Decorative Arts of the Age of Lights. The know-how of this cabinetmaker and his realizations of an extreme quality gave birth in him this vocation to work in the market of the decorative arts of the XVII, XVIII and XIX century.
The Cabinet Stéphane PÉPE & Associés was born from the complementarity of two activities that made it an independent French firm of expertise specialized in French and European furniture and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the second half of the 19th century. It is at the heart of important Parisian antique galleries such as Bernard STEINITZ and Jean GISMONDI that a technical, emotional and decorative teaching has been carried out by rubbing shoulders daily with furniture created by the big names of the cabinet making of the XVIII as Alexandre-Jean OPPENORDT, Charles CRESSENT, Bernard VAN RISEN BURG, Jacques DUBOIS, J.P LATZ. Likewise, the chiseled bronzes, gold and patinated, antique busts and hard stone marquetry tables, as well as other exceptional arts objects, have also marked this journey, enriched by his participation in Art History conferences at the Ecole du Louvre and the Sorbonne. With this great experience, Stéphane PÉPE founded and directed for several decades a restoration workshop. Then, he created his Cabinet of expertise for which his status of legal / judicial expert at the Court of Appeal of Aix-In Provence and E.E de La Chambre Nationale des Experts spécialisés en objets d’art et de collection brings to the office and his clients a unique level of expertise that is based on rigour, irreproachable ethics, great professionalism and total confidentiality.