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Mason, Daniel (1749-74)

Mason, Daniel, London, cm and u (1749–74). Recorded at the ‘Golden Ball’, corner of Newport St, Long Acre in 1756, and King St, Covent Gdn, 1749–74. Polled at Westminster in 1749. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Bill from Mason in the BM is to the Earl of Winterton, dated 14 June 1756, for mahogany and oak furniture, including a dressing glass in a mahogany frame, at 16s 6d; a ‘Mohogy. fier Screen’, £1 5s; ‘a Large Mahogy. Butlers Trea with Brass Corners’, 12s; ‘a Mahogy. Knife Trea Brass Handel & Corners’, 8s 6d; and two wainscott bureaus at £2 16s each. Bill heading is embellished with Mason's shop sign, a ball hanging from a Rococo bracket. On 27 May 1762 the Earl of Ancaster paid Dan. Mason £3 13s 6d for a ‘Wallnutt Tree Table’. [Poll bks; C. Life, 2 May 1957, pp. 865–66; Conn., 1923, p. 208; Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 6/8, p. 102]

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