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McDouall, James (1766-70)

McDouall, James, at ‘The Royal-Bed’, Strand, near Durham Yd, London, cm, u and appraiser (1766–70). Trade card of 1766, among the accounts of Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, Essex, states that he ‘MAKES and SELLS all Sorts of Cabinet and Upholstery Work; as Desks and Book-Cases, Buroes and Double-Chests of Drawers; Dressing-Chests and Tables; Three Drawer Dressing-Tables; Breakfast, Dining, Card, Turn-Over and Tea-Tables; Tea Boards and Tea-Chests: Chairs in Mahogany, Walnut-Tree, Beach, &c. Looking, Chimney and Sconce-Glasses, in French, Carved, Pediment and Gilt, Mahogany and Walnut Tree Frames; Dressing, Swinging and Hanging-Glasses, in Mahogany and Walnut-Tree Frames: Damask, Moreen, Harrateen, Chiney, Linseis and Checks, of all Colours, in Whole and Half-Teasters: Feather-Beds of all Sorts, with Blankets, Quilts, Coverlids and Rugs: Settee, Buroe, Chest of Draws, Four-Posts and Turn-Up Bedsteads: Scotch and other Carpets and Floor-Cloths; with all other Sorts of Furniture, for Exportation: Brass and SteelStoves, Shovels, Tongs, Pokers, &c. and Kitchen Furniture. Any Gentleman in Town or Country, who are pleased to Favour me with their Commands, may depend upon being punctually served on reasonable Terms. N.B. FUNERALS PERFORMED.’ [Essex RO, D/DBy/A24/11] Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., December 1770.

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