Trapani is an interesting maker whose work stands apart from the dominant Gagliano-influenced style exhibited by most Neapolitan makers. Born in 1780, he is thought to have been an engineer by training, and his workmanship is very precise, and his techniques and designs entirely original. The full arch can be quite Brescian, and the various details of the working of edges and scroll full of distinctive personal touches. He died in 1840.
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