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Palmer, John (1765)

Palmer, John, ‘The Cabinet & Star’, facing Lawrence Pountney Lane, Cannon St, London, cm and u (1765). His trade card [GL] was used as a receipt dated 18 April 1765. The card is embellished with an engraving of a cabinet on stand surrounded by an elaborate Rococo frame. The text states that he made and sold ‘all sorts of Cabinet & Upholstery Goods, Chairs Tables and Looking Glasses in Carv'd Gilt or Painted Frames’. He dealt both retail and wholesale, appraised goods and arranged funerals.

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