Baines, Abraham & Son

Ludgate St, 1 St Paul's Churchyard, London; cabinet and upholstery warehousemen(1811–28)
Named as Baines & Son in directories between 1822–28. The stamp of Baines & Son, 1 St Paul's, London, occurs on a circular monopodium rosewood table with a plaque underneath stating, in French, that Napoleon Bonaparte signed his abdication upon it in 1814 at Fontainebleau. A set of four similated rosewood and gild dining chairs impressed ‘BAINES & SON ST PAULS CHURCHYARD’, and a sideboard bearing the inscription ‘T. Baines London 1815’ have been recorded. From 1823–27 Margaret or Margery Baines & Son, John, are listed at 1 St Paul's Churchyard. [D; V & A archives]