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Yardley, George (1753)

Yardley, George, Noble St, London, freeman merchant tailor, carver and gilder (1753). Employed four non-freemen for three months in both 1753 and 1754. [GL, City Licence bks, vol. 1] Rococo trade card states: ‘GEORGE YARDLEY, — Carver and Gilder. In Noble Street near Aldersgate, — LONDON. Makes & Sells all manner of Ornamental Frames, as Tables Frames. Slab Frames, Jarendoles, Branches, Trusses, Brackets, &c. wth. all sorts of Picture Frames, either Black or Carv'd & Gilt, Likewise Looking Glasses of all Sorts, from ye Smallest Size to ye Highest, in Carv'd & Painted, Carv'd & Gilt, Walnuttree & Gold. Mahogany & Gold. Jappan'd or in plain frames as Piers, Sconces, & Chimneys, wth. Hanging Glasses, or Dressing Boxes, & Dressing Glasses, also small Glasses in Painted Frames, Hollywood, or Varnish'd wth. all manner of work relating to Carving, Gilding, or Looking Glasses, ye above Articles are made at ye lowest Prices, & finished in ye Newest & Genteelest Taste. NB. Mapps & Prints Fram'd & Glaz'd in ye neatest manner’. [Heal]

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