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Quervelle, Anthonylocked

(1789–31 July 1856)
  • Gerald W. R. Ward


Quervelle, Anthony (1789–31 July 1856), cabinetmaker, was born Antoine Gabriel Quervelle in Paris, France, but virtually nothing is known about his early life. His biographer, art historian Robert C. Smith, has speculated that Quervelle was one of the many Frenchmen who trained during the Napoleonic era and then, disaffected, left the country after the emperor’s downfall. Whatever the case, Quervelle had arrived in Philadelphia by 1817. That year he married Louise Geneviève Monet, herself a Parisian living in Philadelphia; they had two children. After the death of his first wife in November 1847, Quervelle married a woman named Caroline; they had one daughter....

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