Foundry marks on antique french furniture
My parents had a salon set of french empire (2nd?) furniture, and my mother's aid broke the arm off the setee. I am planning to sell the suite, and was also have it repaired prior to a sale. I happen to examine the gilt bronze egyptian head that is the front rise mount of the arm, and found a hallmark inside...which is probably from the foundry!
Does anyone know the title of an appropriate book that will have french foundry hallmarks...it might also tell the names of furniture makers that a foundry worked with?
also, I have not been able to find any websites that deal with foundry marks!
Any help/direction would be greatly appreciated