French term meaning "cabinet maker" designating a high-grade craftsman specializing in the art of veneering.


Once used by important members of the royal court to pass correspondences, the étui would have been sealed with wax to secure the privacy of its contents while en route. Bloodstone is also a fitting material to use, as it has long been thought to possess the power of protection, and would been perfect for protecting the étui's contents from prying eyes.