Born in Lausanne in 1881, Ernest BOICEAU was a descendant of an upper-class Swiss family.

He studied architecture, painting and sketching at The Beaux-Arts of Paris. He also did tapestry and broidery work.

He started his career before the First World War by opening a shop on the avenue de l’Opéra where he sold his furnishing fabrics and pieces of embroidery.

In 1920, he became famous after patenting an embroidery technique which was originally invented in 1865 and called point de Cornely.

His furniture were firstly shown in a new shop opened in 1925 on the rue Pierre Charron (close the Champs-Elysées). The shop moved then to the avenue Matignon in 1933.

He furnished and decorated numerous apartments and mansions, like for instance the houses for Jérôme and Jean THARAUD, Cécile SOREL, Louise de VILMORIN, and the fashion designer WORTH.

Often single items, his elegant creations in pure, ample lines, are frequently inspired by ancient Antiquity and the Classic period. They were produced in an extremely careful manner to the highest standards.