Guillaume Grohé (1805-1885) Grohé Frères was established in 1829, by the brothers Guillaume and Jean-Michel. Their creations were predominately in the Louis XVI style. A very successful Parisioan company with many patrons from the French royal household as well as H. M. Queen Victoria. The firm took part in all major exhibitions from 1834 to 1878 and won the highest distinctions. Guillaume was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1849. Pieces by Grohé are now in the permanent collections of leading French museums.