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1807-1852 - High Holborn (Holborn)

Carver and gilder Guiseppe Carlo [Joseph] Garbanati was born circa 1775. He was one of a number of Italian craftsmen who settled in London in the early nineteenth century. He was active between 1808 and 1837. His name is first shown in 1808 when he traded from no. 22 High Holborn. He later moved to the Strand. His trade card mentions a Choice Collection of French Carved Picture, Chimney & Pier Frames, French Carved Console & Pier Tables, Cabriole Chairs, and Sofas’. The firm also offered a service of restoring frames and mirrors, and of relining and restoring paintings. Garbanati attracted influential clients, including the Duke of Norfolk. His daughter Amelia married another immigrant Italian carver and gilder, Charles Andrew Nosotti in 1827. His son Paul Garbanati set up in business independently as a carver in or before 1839. Garbanati died in 1852.

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