Louis-Isidore Choiselat (1784-1853), also known as Choiselat-Gallien, was a Parisian goldsmith, bronzier, founder, chaser and gilder. He was one of the leading Parisian bronze manufacturers of his time. Son of a Parisian salt merchant, he was apprenticed to the bronzier Jean-Baptiste Matthieu Gallien (b. 1753). Later in 1812 he married Gallien’s daughter Ambroisine Marie (1794-1861) and then succeeded his father-in-law’s business at 93 rue de Verrerie in Paris. Louis-Isidore and Ambroisine had at least seven children among whom was Charles Choiselat (1815-58). Charles later became a photographer, known for a number of portrait daguerreotypes including one of his father seated beside a globe, of which there is an example in the Musée d’Orsay Paris.