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Fox, Thomas (1839)

Fox, Thomas

Bishopsgate, London; upholder (fl.1839)

93 Bishopsgate St, London, ‘Upholder by Appointment to the Hon. East India Company’ (1839). So reads his advertisement in Pigot's Directory, 1839, and continues: ‘True Economy is BEST CONSULTED BY AN INSPECTION OF THE Elegant Stock of CABINET & UPHOLSTERY FURNITURE AT THOMAS FOX'S ESTABLISHMENT, No. 93, BISHOPSGATE STREET WITHIN, LONDON, WHICH, IN COMBINATION OF QUALITY AND PRICE, CANNOT BE EXCELLED.’ Advertised in Sussex Agricultural Express, 30 March, 11 May and 8 June 1839, his extensive, economical and elegant stock of Furniture suited to every style of residence, from the cottage to the mansion; among which is to be found Looking Glasses, varying from 18 inches to 120 inches in height in rich gilt frames, Carpets, Chintzes, and ornamented Glass in every variety. N.B. Every article delivered from this establishment will be found durable, as well as low in price. ’His trade card c.1840 is in the John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Library. 93 Bishopsgate Street is the same address as for Joseph Cooper.

Source: DEFM; Stabler, ‘Furniture Makers’ Trade-Cards and Bill-Heads in the John Johnson Collection’, FHS Newsletter (May 2007).

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