Bell, J., north side of the Square, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, carver and gilder (1824). Advertised in the Durham County Advertiser, 3 April 1824 ‘that he has just returned from London with a selection of the best materials used in his art which can be procured, he trusts, by the superior method of finishing work which he possesses, combined with a determination to spare no exertion to give satisfaction to those who may favour him with their orders to merit a continuance of public patronage & support … Executes in the most fashionable manner, Mirrors, Chimney & Pier Glasses, bordering for Rooms, Bed & Window Cornices. Needle Work, Paintings, Drawings, Prints etc. framed; Old Frames re-gilded, & Prints varnished etc. NB. Ornamental Frames executed, Figures bronzed, & Paintings cleaned with care’.