Jean Baptiste Lefèbvre, father and son, were Dutch makers of French origin. Jean Baptiste (I) was born in Lannoy, near Lille in about 1700, and was active in the Kalverstraat, Amsterdam from about 1726. His early work is very much in the Dutch style of the period, utilising whalebone purfling and an Amati model. Others are more obviously in the Mirecourt tradition. His son, Jean Baptiste (II), born in Amsterdam in 1769, joined his father in the workshop, and succeeded to the business on his death in 1775, although no instruments have so far been attributed to his hand alone. After his own death in 1808, the workshop continued under various other names, and survived into the early twentieth century under the Ko brothers and Johannes Peereboom.
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