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Brettingham, Matthew & Lillie, James

Brettingham, Matthew & Lillie, James, London. Between 1756–59 the architect Brettingham and the carver and joiner Lillie worked together at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Brettingham (surprisingly) himself charged for ‘carving 35 chairs, 4 Sophas, 4 Settees, 4 Picture Frames’ in 1759. Lillie worked in various rooms from 1753. [Holkham Estate Office, family deeds 66, quoted Beard, Craftsmen and Interior Decoration, p. 183; C. Life, February 1980, pp. 427–31]

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