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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Normandy at the beginning of the 16th century.

Sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features.

Gaillon School.

In 1507 Adrian du Trait produced various pieces of furniture for the Château de Gaillon, which belonged to the cardinal of Amboise.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born in Triana.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Antonio Arfián worked in Seville. He started out as a commercial artist and sold his works abroad, mainly to Spanish America. In 1550 he joined the studio of Vargas, who had recently returned from Italy, and worked hard at changing his style, taking advice from Vargas; his efforts were soon rewarded. Among his works is a panel for the high altar of Seville Cathedral (...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Lorraine.

Sculptor (wood).

Jacques Barat worked in 1577 for the Duchess of Brunswick, providing her with pieces of carved furniture.

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Rosamond Allwood

(fl London, 1865–82).

English furniture designer and manufacturer. He may have been trained by the Gothic Revival architect and furniture designer J. P. Seddon, whose work certainly influenced his first published design, a davenport in a geometric Reformed Gothic style, in the Building News of 1865. That year he also advertised a ‘New Registered Reclining Chair’, made by Marsh & Jones of Leeds, whose London showrooms were near his own premises off Cavendish Square. In 1865 Marsh & Jones supplied the Yorkshire mill-owner Sir Titus Salt with a large group of furniture, including a bedroom suite, and in 1867 with the case of an Erard grand piano (all Leeds, Temple Newsam House) designed by Bevan; described at the time as ‘medieval’, the pieces are decorated with geometric marquetry ornament. Bevan designed a bookcase for the Manchester firm James Lamb, which was shown in the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867, and by the following year was also designing for ...

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French, 15th century, male.

Sculptor.

He started work in Bar-le-Duc in 1487. As sculptor to the Duke of Lorraine he collaborated in the decoration of the library of the ducal palace in Nancy, for which he made carved wooden furniture. In 1506 he was commissioned by Duke René to make the tomb of Charles the Bold for the Collegiate church of St-Georges, Nancy, a monument that was destroyed in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Painter.

Giovanni dall'Acqua was from Genoa. The archives of the city mention this artist in 1467 and 1469 as a painter of furniture and chests.

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French, 16th century, male.

Sculptor (wood), joiner. Furniture.

Fontainebleau School.

Jacques Lardant was a master carpenter, and produced woodwork for the Château de Fontainebleau in 1537, working with Michel Bourdin. They later took part in the decoration of the châteaux of Boulogne, St-Germain-en-Laye and Villers-Cotteret....

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Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1500; died 9 November 1565, in Madrid.

Painter.

Also a mathematician and watchmaker, Resen was a painter at the Spanish court of Philip II from 1562 until his return to Flanders in 1579.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born 1500 (?), in Cremona; died 13 June 1585, in Toledo.

Sculptor, engraver (stone).

Turriano settled in Spain in 1534, after having accompanied Charles V there. He was painter to Philip II, an architect, watchmaker and silversmith.