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Hoarsy, John

Hoarsy, John, address unrecorded. Possibly the maker of a Charles II walnut open armchair from Stoneleigh Abbey, Warks. Chair has narrow cane-panelled splat edged with scrolls, crown and putto cresting. A surviving account from John Hoarsy, receipted 13 May 1682, totalling £3 14s 2d includes £1 4s ‘for fashionable cand chayers carved & varnished at 8s’, and £2 4s ‘for Elbo Chayers of ye same at 11s.’ [Christie's, 15 October 1981, lot 99; Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Leigh receipts, ref. 664]

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