LAMOUR, Jean
(b. 1698, Nancy, d. 1771, Nancy)

Biography

French ironmonger, active in Nancy. His fame rests on a series of commissions in Nancy given by Stanislav I Leszczyñski, King of Poland (reg 1704-09) and from 1736 Grand Duke of Lorraine and Bar. Lamour's greatest works were the wrought-iron gates and railings of the Place Stanislas (1752-56). He also executed the decorative ironwork for the Hôtel de Ville (with a splendid staircase rail), the seminary and the Château de Chanteheux.