The younger brother of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Nicolas-François was born in Mirecourt in 1802, where he received his training, and briefly worked for Jean-Baptiste in Paris before establishing his own shop in Brussels in around 1828. At first in no.11 rue Marnix and later at no.30 rue de L’Evêque, he achieved great success, was appointed luthier to the conservatoire, and won prizes at international exhibitions in London, Paris, Dublin and Vienna as well as in Brussels. His work is very similar to that of his brother, but the finish and varnish of slightly inferior quality. He produced several copies of the 1701 ‘Servais’ Stradivari cello, and many fine bows bear his brand.
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