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Allan, Thomas, London, cm (1758). Freeman of York. May be the Thomas Allen, sedan chairmaker to the royal family, who was resident in Maddox St in the mid 1760s. [Poll bk; C. Life, 12 September 1960, p. 615]

Barber, Elias, 1 Minday's Ct, Carnaby Mkt, London, sedan chairmaker (1779). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1779 for £200 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £150. [GL, Sun MS vol. 277, p. 233]

Bell, Philip

St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet maker and upholder (1758–74) 

Bowen, -

Carmathen, Wales; cabinet maker (fl.c.1790)

Bowtcher, William, parish of Holy Trinity, Exeter, Devon, sedan chairmaker (1832). [Poll bk]

Bradley, Richard

Horsemarket, Warrington, Lancs.; cabinet maker (fl.1796–1808)

Bradley, Robert, Horsemarket, Warrington, Lancs., cm and u (1805–48). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 27 June 1817, but trading again from 1818–48; recorded wrongly as ‘Beadley’ in 1818. Secretaire bookcase, c.

Brown, W., 6 Gt George St, Liverpool, cm and u (1832–34). Advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 18 May 1832, that he ‘has removed from 41 St. James Street to No. 6 Great George Street’. Sale of stock announced, same paper, 2 May 1834, ‘of Mr. W.

Carpenter, Thomas, Marylebone St, London, chairmaker (1734–49). Recorded commissions for Lady Monson (1734 and 1745) and the Earl of Hertford (1741) suggest that his main trade was that of sedan chair maker.

Clay, Henry; W. Clay & Sons; H. Clay

Birmingham and London; japanner and papier-mâché manufacturer (fl.1772–d. 1812)

Cox & Son(s); Cox, Sons, Buckley & Company

Southampton Street & Lambeth, London & Thames Ditton, Surrey; church & domestic furniture makers, retailers, carvers and gilders (fl.1853-1935)

Durham, John

London, cabinet maker and upholder (1821–35) 

Farrer, Richard

York, Yorkshire; upholsterer (app. 1722–d. 1780)

Gregson, Joseph

Liverpool, Lancs., and London; upholsterer and interior surveyor (fl.1806–d. 1827).

Griffin, William, London, sedan, porters’ hall and invalid chair makers (1787–1825). In Coventry St, 1787–1806, but from 1791 had additional premises in Whitcomb St which soon became the centre of the business operations.

Harker, Jonathan

Kendal, Westmoreland; chair maker (fl.1825)

On 10 June 1825 Harker supplied to Rydal Hall a new sedan chair costing £26 [V&A archives].

Source: DEFM

Holmes, George & Griffin, William Morley, Whitcomb St, Leicester Fields, London, sedan chairmakers (1778–99). Recorded also at Coventry St, St James's, 1780–88, so presumably their business was at the corner of Coventry St and Whitcomb St.

James, Robert

Bristol; cabinet maker and upholder (fl. 1784–1831)

Kettle, Henry

St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet maker, upholder and undertaker (fl. c.1773–97)

Knowles, Richard

London; cabinet maker (1783–93)

Mallet, Francis Peter

48 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell Green, London, cabinet maker and upholder (b. 1729–d. 1799)

Marshall, James jnr, York and Leeds, cm, upholder and appraiser (1755–d.1796). Appears to have run businesses either simultaneously or firstly in Leeds, c. 1755–66, then in York from 1768 until his death in 1796.