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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.
Batlerson, —, Berkeley Row, Berkeley Sq., London, cm and chairmaker (1744). Advertised in November 1744 as supplying ‘wallnut tree chairs stuffed and covered with damask and Spanish leather, matted bottom Beach chairs of all sorts’.
London; upholder (fl.1672–1711)
Bijar, Robert and Mary
Dublin, Ireland; japanners and wallpaper sellers (fl.1742-69)
Bingley, —, Chester(?), u (1720).
Boon, John, 9 Duke St, Liverpool, with shop at 1 Waterloo Pl., Church St, cm and u (1827). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827.
Bracken, —, London(?), u (1778). Immediately put in charge of the hasty refurnishing of Thorndon Hall by Lord Petre for the visit of George III in October 1778, first proposed by the King on 22 September.
London; cabinet maker, upholder and ‘tapissier’ (fl.1728–d. 1775)
48 Gt Marlborough St, London; cabinet maker, commode maker (fl. 1783-8)
Burrough(s) (Borough(s), Burrowes), John
Burton, Samuel snr, London, u, cm, auctioneer and undertaker (1765–d. 1801). Addresses given in St Mary Axe, near Leadenhall St, c. 1765; 13 Houndsditch, 1768–83; no. 15, 1778–86; no. 11, 1782–83; and no. 8, 1782–1801.
Chambers, Samuel, Milk St, London, u (1709–68). Son of Abraham Chambers of Selling, Kent, yeoman. App. to Henry Winton, 10 March 1709/10 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 7 May 1718. Master of the Upholders’ Co., 1746.
Clarke, William, London, u (1688–1707).
Clarkson, William, ‘The King's Head’, corner of Old Bedlam, Moorfields, London, upholder, appraiser, cm and undertaker (c. 1760). His trade card states that he ‘Makes & sells all Sorts of Upholstery, Cabinet Goods viz.
72 St Martin's Lane, London; upholder and cabinet maker (b.c. 1715– 78)
Couldwell, Roger, Bartholomew Close, London, u (1709). Said to have removed from his lodgings in Bartholomew Close with ‘8 yards of Rich Sky-colour'd Red Damask, large Figure, cut out for use, with Silk lace’.
Crow, Augustin, Bartholomew Close, near Smithfield, London, u (d. by 1689). Successor to Alderman William Crow. Augustin Crow was already dead by April 1689 when his stock was disposed of.
Cuenot, John Antoine, Warwick St, Golden Sq., London, carver (1744–62). Although included in Mortimer's London Directory of 1763 he had probably died the year previously and the John Cuenot at this address in 1763 was his son.
Edinburgh, Scotland and 56 Greek St, Soho, London; upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1736-79)
Cure, George, London, upholder (1691–1718). In 1709 in Hay market but in 1718 in King St, St Ann, Westminster. Recorded in the Royal Household accounts for 1691 working on a substantial order.
Cutter, Charles, Warwick St, Golden Sq., London, carver and gilder and painter (1805–18). Trading from 22 Warwick Sq. by July 1806 when he took out insurance cover of £550 which included £250 in respect of stock, utensils and goods in trust.
Dowbiggin(g) (or Dowbiggen), Thomas
Mount St, London; cabinet maker and upholder (b. 1788–d. 1854)
London; cabinet maker and upholder (fl.1752–d. 1832)
Cheapside, London; upholder (1753–92)
Trading at Trump St, Cheapside,, 1763; and as successor to J. Iliffe at ‘The Blue Curtain’, 5 St Paul's Churchyard 1765–73.