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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Adrien Margantin

Adrien Margantin

1860 - 1914

Adrien Margantine, a Frenchman, gained most of his training in furniture design in England where he worked for fifteen years before coming to Grand Rapids to join the Berkey & Gay Furniture Company in 1898. There he designed pieces in Golden Oak and Colonial Styles.  He later resigned to attend the Paris Exposition. He returned to Berkey & Gay and worked for that concern until his death in 1914.

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First NameAdrien
Last NameMargantin

Coll. 204-7, History & Special Collections Dept. Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI 

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