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Burcham, Peter (1754-63)

Burcham, Peter, London, carver, cm, chairmaker, undertaker and appraiser (1754–63). Trading at the Cabinet Warehouse, Fleet Mkt, 1755–63, and also near Holborn Bridge, 1763. Trade card with Rococo frame states that he ‘Makes and Sells all Sorts of Looking Glasses, Chairs, & Cabinet Work &c. in ye neatest Manner Wholesale & Retail’. [Heal] Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754, and named as a Liveryman of the Joiners’ Co. on 22 September 1749. Pair of early 19thcentury mahogany card tables recorded, with rectangular tops crossbanded in satinwood and rosewood, on turned legs, partly ebonised; one stamped ‘BURCHAM’. [D; Sotheby's, 22 March 1968, lot 193]

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