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Gilding, Edmund (1739-57)

Gilding, Edmund, Red Cross St, London, cm and chairmaker (1739–d. 1757). Supplied furniture to Sir Richard Hoare, a partner in Hoare's Bank and Lord Mayor of London in 1745. This was for Barn Elms House. The earliest account of July 1739 was for eight chairs which with some labour charges came to £8 8s 6d. More chairs and a table amounted to £3 5s and were charged in the following year. From November 1742 to May 1744 items were supplied including dressing glasses, tables, a desk and a couch totalling £23 6s 10d. Further chairs, a tea box and repairs and alterations between August 1752 and June of the following year amounted to £32 6s 7d and in 1754 a large mahogany dining table and stools etc. were charged at £9 19s 6d. Another member of the same family to patronise this maker was Henry Hoare of Stourhead, Wilts. Between April 1753 and June 1756 he paid a number of sums for furniture. These included settlement for five Chinese chairs at £1 10s each on 11 April 1753, and the large sum of £176 1s on 16 March 1754 for chairs and furniture. Edmund Gilding died on 12 August 1757 at his house in Red Cross St. [V & A Lib., 86. NN. 3; Wilts. RO, MS 383.6; London Chronicle, 16 August 1757]

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