Ravriot, Antoine André
Born in 1759 in Paris, Antoine André Ravrio was a famous bronze maker in the 18th century and Napoleon era. He was also a poet and a writer, a mundane and a bourgeois, and he found his clients among the literary circles he frequented. He was appointed master-founder in 1777, and created his workshop in 1790.
He provided the Crown and the main cabinet makers like Beneman or Riesner with bronze mounts. His golden age was reached during the Empire. He created furniture for the Emperor palaces, his family as well as European courts. He is buried in Père-Lachaise cemetery.