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Brailsford, William, Sheffield, Yorks., cm and u (1774–1837). Trading with Thomas Brailsford at High St in 1774; alone at Norfolk St in 1787; at 3 Market St in 1797; and at 3 George St in 1837. [D] Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.
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.
Casbert, John, address unknown, u (1660–76). Supplied furnishings for royal palaces during the reign of Charles II on a very extensive scale.
Clarke, William, London, u (1688–1707).
Cooke, Thomas, London, cm and u (1746–64). In 1746 at ‘The Crown & Cushion’, Gt Queen St, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Cooper, Joseph, London, carver, gilder, looking-glass maker, cm and u (1761–1828). From 1761 to 1797 at 20 Noble St, Foster Lane.
Cox, John, London, u (1713–49). In the period 1713–18 at the ‘Iron Balcony’, next door to Lord Craven's in Drury Lane, but by 1734 had moved to The Piazza, Covent Gdn. As early as 1713 he took an app.
The ‘Three Golden Chairs’, Haymarket, London; upholder (fl.1721–d. 1759)
Dubourdieu, A. & Clark, Z., at ‘The Three Chairs’, Cannon St, near the London Stone, London, u, appraisers and undertakers (c. 1740).
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.
Gilbert, Sarah, London, u (1729–41). Probably the widow of John Gilbert of St Giles, London who died in 1729.
Haworth, Thomas, near ‘The Angel’, High St, Doncaster, Yorks., u and cm (1766). Advertised in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 28 June 1766, as ‘Some years foreman to Mr.
Howard, John, at ‘The Talbot’, Long Lane, near West Smithfield, London, upholder, appraiser and dealer in tapestries and Oriental carpets (1710–d.1742). Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 3 August 1710, and master in 1734.
Hunter, William, in Token House Yard, near the Royal Exchange, London, upholder and appraiser (1755–c.1760). Rococo trade card, c.1760, states that he ‘Makes after the Newest Fashion all sorts of Four Post & Standing Beds.
Iliffe, John, London and Kettering, Northants., upholder (1753–94). Son of William Iliffe of Desborough, Northants., farmer. App. to Elizabeth Hutt of London, upholder, and also to Thomas Burnet. Made free of the Upholders’ Co.
Side, Newcastle; upholder (b. 1727–d. 1803)
Kent, William, ‘The Black Lion & Tent’, opposite the Church wall in Hounsditch, London, upholder and cm (1760–61). Son of William Kent of Sussex, yeoman. App.
King, Thomas, Long Acre, London, cm and gilder (1742). In October 1742 his stock in trade was sold by auction.
Lapierre (Lapiere), Francis
Pall Mall, London; upholder (b. 1653-d. 1714)
Lewis, Joshua, ‘The Three Tents’, by Fleet Ditch (later Fleet St), London, u (1724–63). Trading as early as March 1724 when insurance cover of £500 was taken out on goods and merchandise in his house.
Lowry, Sarah, London, u (1759–44). Associated with William Reason, u, in the supply of furniture.
Morris, Robert, at ‘The Golden Lyon’, Cornhill, London, ‘Royal Upholsterer Extraordinary’ (1660–70).
Nias, Benjamin Merriman
London; upholder (fl.1811–33)