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Abbott, Anthony, Liverpool, upholder (b. 1773/74–d. 1831). Recorded in 1796 at 14 Rainford's Gdn and subsequently at Davies St, Hackins Hey and Bolt St. In 1816 he had a warehouse at 3 Lower Spaling St.
Allen, William, London (?), u (1687–92). Supplied goods to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, between 1687 and 1692 costing £8 14s 8d. [Wren Soc., vol. 19, p.
Anderton, William, Liverpool, u and cm (b. 1750–d. 1812). Trading on his own account as early as 1777, in which year he was declared bankrupt. Had recommenced business by 1781 when he was trading from 17 Dale St.
Atkins, Thomas Illiff(e), Leicester and Northampton, u (1820–30). App. to Joseph Spencer of Belgrave Gate, Leicester, and admitted freeman in 1826. Trading at Mercer's Row, Northampton, 1823–30.
Atkinson, Thomas, London, cm, u and looking-glass maker (1748–76). Admitted a member of the Joiners’ Co. on 5 July 1748. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Traded from an address at ‘The Sun’ on the south side of St Paul's Churchyard.
Baildon, Thomas, Blake St, Stonegate, York, u, appraiser, undertaker and auctioneer (1762–1798). Son of William Baildon, tailor, and Sarah Baildon. App. to Robert Barker jnr u, 1 May 1762. Admitted freeman 1785.
Bailey, Edward, 13 and 14 Mount St, Grosvenor Sq., London, cm, u and undertaker (1809–40).
Baines, Margaret & Son, 1 St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet and upholstery warehouse, cabinet and carpet warehouse owners (1825–27).
Barefoote, Josiah, London, cm and u (d. 1744). Sale of stock announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 May 1744: ‘The Upholstery & Cabinet Goods of Mr Josiah Barefoote, deceas'd within Two Doors of Durham Yard in the Strand, viz.
Barker, Robert snr, at the ‘Sopha Dome Beds’, Petergate, York, u, appraiser and undertaker (b. 1706–d. 1781). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Son of John Barker, u of Petergate, bapt.
Barron, James, Oxford St, London and Lower Temple St, Birmingham, cm and u (1814).
Beckwith, Henry, High St, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, cm and u (1784–1832). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.
Beckwith, John, 5 Rathbone Pl., Oxford St, London, upholder and cm (1806–16). Also recorded at 8 Stangate St, Lambeth, in 1808. Trade card [Banks Coll., BM] shows Grecian sofa and elaborate draped window pelmet, and reads ‘from St. Martin's Lane’.
Belchier, John, ‘The Sun’, South side of St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1717–d. 1753). A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin.
Belk, Vincent, Hall Gate, Doncaster, Yorks., cm and u (1818–34). Submitted bill for furniture and upholstery supplied to G. Wentworth of Woolley Hall, Yorks., between April and November 1825, totalling £48 7s 4d. [D; YAS, Wentworth papers, MD 272/2]
Bell, —, address unrecorded, cm (c. 1750–75). Mahogany Master's armchair with full padded back, surmounted by shield with bacchus head, scrolled arms, and cabriole leg with scroll foot recorded from Vintners’ Hall, London. [V & A archives]
Bell, Daniel, London, cm and u (1725–31).
Bell, Philip, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm and upholder (1758–74). Successor to Elizabeth Bell and almost certainly her son. His father was probably Henry Bell who also traded at the same address.
Benifold, W., 25 High St, Chatham, Kent, cm and u (1806). Sale of stock by auction announced, Maidstone Journal, 12 August 1806, of ‘Home Manufactured CABINET & UPHOLSTERY FURNITURE’ of ‘Mr. W.
Bickley, John, London, u, cm and gilder (1770). Carried out composition and gilding work at Chatsworth House, Derbs.
Billups, William, Cambridge, joiner (1664–1688).
Bingley, —, Chester(?), u (1720).
Bird, James, address unrecorded, cm and u (1779–80).
Bladwell, John, Bow St, Covent Gdn, London, u, cm and chairmaker (1724–68). These dates possibly cover two related tradesmen.
Blain, Thomas, Liverpool, u and carpet warehouse owner (1816–37). Address given at 55 Mt Pleasant, 1816–34; 18 Paradise St, 1827–37; in partnership with Arbuthnot at 3 Manesty St with shop at 17 Paradise St, 1834–35; and in partnership with A. T.