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Baines, Henry (1739-84)

Baines, Henry, Lancaster, joiner and cm (1739–84). Admitted freeman as a joiner, 1739–40, and took eighteen app. joiners and cm between 3 September 1744 and 15 October 1785. On account of his ‘declining business’, a sale of his stock in trade began on Monday 18 February 1782, and was ‘to continue until the whole are sold’. The sale, which took place at ‘a warehouse in Ranelagh Street’, included ‘a variety of elegant wardrobes, desks & book-cases, ladies toilets, French Commodes with toilets, ditto with writing tables … tea trays, corner cupboards, buffets, dining tables, snap, card, spider & Pembroke ditto, stands & wash stands … close-stool smoking chairs & clock cases … a great number of mahogany chairs … looking-glasses … Patterns of painted, stained & Windsor chairs may be viewed at the same time & place …’ [D; Lancaster app. reg. and freemen rolls; Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 28 February 1782]

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