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1761-1805 - Newman Street (Fitzrovia)

Scagliola maker Domenico Bartoli was born in Livorno (further details are lacking). The earliest evidence of his presence in London dates from 1761 being described as a carver living at Newman Street, Fitzrovia. He was probably the first inlayer of scagliola work in England. In 1767 he went into business with Dresden-born Johannes [John] Augustus Richter, working from premises in Great Newport Street, Covent Garden. The partners worked almost exclusively for Robert Adam. The partnership was dissolved in 1777/8. Bartoli remained employed by London’s prominent architects (and spent some time in Ireland). The last record of his work datres from March 1805 for a pain of table tops for Carlton House, London.

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