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Allen, George (1800-20)

Allen, George, Fenchurch St, London, upholsterer, cabinet maker and looking-glass manufacturer to the Bank of England (1800–20). Son and successor of John Allen. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by patrimony on 7 May 1800. For a brief period traded from his father's address at 50 Fenchurch St but by 1802 was at no. 158. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Maintained a carpet and paper-hanging warehouse, and acted as auctioneer, appraiser and undertaker. 

Trade card

Trade card of George Allen at the Looking Glass Manufactory, Little East Cheap, London (Heal 125.1), c. 1802-1811. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Source: DEFM.

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.