Andrew Fogelberg is chiefly remembered for the fine quality of his work in the high neo-classical style of the late 18th century. He is also noted as having been master to perhaps the most well known early 19th century silversmith Paul Storr. Little is known of his life before he came to London. However, N. M. Penzer in Paul Storr, The Last of the Goldsmiths, London, 1954, p. 51, notes that,
'There was... a boy by the name of Anders or Andreas (i.e. Eng. Andrew) Fogelberg born about 1732. He entered the service as an apprentice for six years with Berent (Berndt or Bernhard) Halck, a goldsmith of Halmsat about Christmas time 1746. In 1752 he became a journeyman, after which his subsequent fortunes are unrecorded.'
Penzer also notes that it is probably Fogelberg came to London in the 1760s. It is possible Fogelberg was the son of Petter Vogelberg (d.1744) a silversmith working in Götenberg in the 1720s and 30s. Interestingly the father of the 18th century London goldsmith John Wirgman is thought to have been Abraham Wirgman who also worked in Götenberg in the earlier part of the 18th century.
In his will, proved on 8 February 1815, Andrew Fogelberg leaves his sister Christina Bergstrom of Laholm in Sweden fifty pounds and one hundred pounds to his nephew Bengt Bergstrom, also of Laholm, whom he describes as Silversmith. Therefore there can be little doubt of his ancestry being Scandinavian. He leaves his house and the residue of his estate to his wife Susanna. Fogelberg had married Susanna Walker at St. Ann's Church Soho in 1793, however, an examination of 18th century marriage records also list an Andrew Fogelberg marrying Elizabeth Herbet on 21 October 1766 at the same church. She was almost certainly the widow of the Huguenot silversmith Henry Hebert, who worked at the sign of the Golden Hart, on Dean Street, Soho, and who died in 1764 leaving one shilling to his sister and all the remaining estate to his widow Elizabeth. One possible supposition is that Fogelberg was Hebert's journeyman and that he married his former employer's widow and was thus in a position to register as a silversmith in his own right. His earliest recorded mark dates from 1773, however it is possible an earlier mark was entered in the lost register, which pre-dated the parliamentary report of 1773.