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Buck, Ann (1741-50)

Buck, Ann, at ‘The Queen's Head’, Holborn, near Hatton Gdn, London, dealer in furniture and upholstery (1741–50). Trade card showing Queen Anne's bust framed by Rococo scrolls states that she ‘Buys and Sells Beds, Bedding, Buroes, BookCases Chairs, Glasses, China, and all Sorts of Household Furniture New & Old. NB. Quilts, Blankets, Tickens, Harrateens & Cheneys Sold, Wholesale and Retale’. [Heal; GL, trade card coll.] Joy considers that Ann set up business after the death of her husband, Henry Buck of St Paul's Churchyard in 1750, but she was trading earlier since her signature is on a receipted bill dated 2 June 1741, for two mahogany chests of drawers costing £4. [BM Coll.] In 1748 she advertised the sale of ‘Buck's Views’, a well-known series of topographical engravings by S. & N. Buck, from the above address. [Heal]

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