Robert Bakewell was an artist and manufacturer born in Uttoxeter. England. He worked primarily with ornamental wrought ironwork from 1706 to 1729. After an apprenticeship in London he was mostly active in Derbyshire.
The 'Birdcage' arbour at Melbourne Hall was made by Bakewell in the early-18th century. For further information on this go to http://melbournehallgardens.com/the-gardens/the-birdcage/