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Jackson, John Matthew (1799-1837)

Jackson, John Matthew, Brighton, Sussex, cm and u (1799–1837). At 2 Middle St Lane, although one directory of 1832 lists 1 Ship St Lane. This may however refer to the same locality. In January 1828 advertised ‘Patent elastic beds, pillows, easy chairs, sofas, carriage seats, invalid beds &c’ and stated that he was the sole agent for the sale of ‘PRATT'S Patent Elastic Couches, Ottomans … Beds, Bolsters, Pillows, Carriage-Seats, small chair seats’. These patent articles were offered at ‘the Manufacturers’ Prices, or by a card of reference to the Inventor's Warehouse, Bond-street, London’. In addition to these items, aimed at those living in, or staying at the spa, for reasons of health, he also stocked a range of conventional furniture such as ‘chairs, couches, French beds and cabinet furniture’ of his manufacture. He also offered ‘brass carriers and cornice rods, stair rods, dry oil cloth, paper hangings, seasoned feathers’ and offered to furnish funerals. Bankrupt October 1830, but recorded in directories as late as 1832 and still living in the town in 1837. [D; poll bk; Brighton Gazette, 22 January 1824; Brighton Herald, 19 January 1828; London Gazette, 5 October 1830]

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