MAROT, Daniel

Daniel Marot (1661-1752) was was best known as an architect, decorative designer and engraver, but his talents also included furniture and fabric design, interior and garden design, theatre sets, and tapestries. He was born in Paris and left France in 1685, emigrated to Holland where he entered the service of the Prince of Orange. In 1694 he followed the Prince, by that time William III of England, to London.

Daniel Marot 1661-1752
Daniel Marot 1661-1752

Marot was appointed one of William III’s architects and Master of Works and designed the parterres and the Great Fountain garden at Hampton Palace, the Marble Hall at Petworth House, and William’s gilded state coach which today is the ceremonial coach of the Speaker of the House of Commons. He published engravings of his designs, which enabled his work to be disseminated widely, and gained popularity by craftsmen and artists all over Europe. Daniel Marot can truly be called an ambassador of the Louis Quatorze style.

In 1698 he returned to Holland in 1698 where he continued to work until his death.

Huguenots in Britain and their French Background, 1550–1800 pp 113-124 | Huguenot Upholsterers and Cabinet-makers in the Circle of Daniel Marot by Gervase Jackson-Stops
Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain by Robert Winder

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