Johann Wolfgang Knussmann (1766 Mainz – 1840 Mainz)
At the age of 24, he made the application for his master degree, which was rejected several times, because it was believed there were already too many carpenters in Mainz. Only in 1795, after 5 years was he admitted as a master.
His father, Adam Knussmann, was loving France, and teached his son Johann Wolfgang French, which serves him well in the business relations to Noble houses. Adam Knussmann created a bedroom furnishing for Napoleon I of France.
From 1830 Johann Wolfgang’s son, Friedrich, actively works in his father’s workshop. He carries out his own orders and is responsible for the technical organization of the workshop.In earlier pieces you can see the Austrian influence obviously recognised by the styles.
After 1830s, the furniture is bearing the stamps and marks of the maker.