Lancaster or London; cabinet maker (fl.1826-48)
The son of William Barrow, he was apprenticed to Leonard Redmayne on 21 September 1826. His indenture was witnessed by Richard Wilcock and James Moon. He was to be paid 7s. per week after the first two years of his seven-year apprenticeship. He was listed in the Gillows’ Petty Ledger 1834-39. He made an English and Danzig oak library table for Ferguson & Co. in 1841 and in 1848 a brown oak social table with a silk net and silk curtain. The legs were turned by M. Bateman and carved in the antique Elizabethan style by Farmer. A kidney shaped writing desk stamped Gillow is recorded, was signed ‘John Barrow’. Sold Bonhams New Bond St., 18 November 2009, lot 202.
Source: Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840 (2008), II, p.215.