Mougenot was born in Mirecourt in 1843, and having served his apprenticeship with Georges Deroux, went to Liège in 1858 to work with his uncle Victor Jeandel. After a term with Nicolas Darche in Aix-La-Chapelle, he returned to Liège to take over the Jeandel business. In 1875 he further expanded by acquiring the shop of Nicolas Vuillaume in Brussels. He was subsequently appointed luthier to the Brussels Conservatoire. In 1910 he retired to Boitsfort, where he died in 1937, leaving the company in the hands of Maurice Bourguignon. The winner of many competition medals, he made fine copies of classical instruments, which sometimes carry his brand internally. Those made by his assistants were labelled simply ‘G.M.’.
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