Maurice JALLOT was born in Paris at the time of the 1900 Exposition. On graduating from the Ecole Boulle in 1921, he went to work in the studio of his father, Léon JALLOT - a respected decorator, wood sculptor and engraver.

At the 1925 Exposition father and son exhibited widely, both individually and in partnership. Furnishings were provided for the Hôtel du Collectionneur, Ambassade Française, La Maison de Bretagne and GOUFFE Jeune. It was clearly unnecessary, with such exposure, to retain their own exhibition stand.

Léon and Maurice displayed at the Salons for many years. Their furniture in the 1930s was in wood - palisander, walnut, amboyna, camphor - sometimes enhanced with galuchat or eggshell. Shapes were unimpeachable : sober and practical.

Léon retired in the 1940 and died in 1967. Maurice continued the family business until the end of the 1950s.