The BIFMO database serves as a valuable resource to a broad range of scholars, academics, students, connoisseurs, and the commercial market.
Dictionary of British and Irish Furniture Makers, 1500-1914
The Dictionary of the British and Irish Furniture Makers (DBIFM) is the online version of Beard and Gilbert’s Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, published in 1986. It is now being revised and updated with additional material from Scotland, Wales and Ireland and its date range extended from medieval times to 1914. It will continue to be updated as new material is inputted. The text of the original 1986 Dictionary can be found at British History Online
Dictionary of Edinburgh Wrights and Furniture Makers, 1660-1840
The Dictionary of Edinburgh Wrights and Furniture Makers was compiled by the late Francis Bamford and originally published in the annual journal of the Furniture History Society in 1983.
A Dictionary of Norfolk Furniture Makers, 1700-1840
A Dictionary of Norfolk Furniture Makers was compiled by Dr John Stabler and first published in Regional Furniture (2006), the annual journal of the Regional Furniture Society: https://regionalfurnituresociety.org/publications/journal/
- Introduction to the Dictionary:
- Explanation of sources and abbreviations:
London Joiners’ Company Records, 1640-1783
London Joiners’ Company records include apprenticeship bindings (1640-1783) and freedom admissions (1651-1720).
London Upholders’ Company Records, 1704-1772
The records of Upholders’ Company apprenticeship bindings and freedom admissions were transcribed by Mr Cliff Webb and generously contributed to the BIFMO project. This data was first published by the Society of Genealogists Enterprises, Ltd.in 1998.