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Baines, Henry, Lancaster, joiner and cm (1739–84). Admitted freeman as a joiner, 1739–40, and took eighteen app. joiners and cm between 3 September 1744 and 15 October 1785.
Baldwin, Robert, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 1807, working on a commode. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/98, p. 1819]
Beck, Arnold Frederick, Glassonbury St, Long Acre, London, cm and musical instrument maker (1763–77). Insured his household goods and stock for £150 and wearing apparel for £50 on 2 August 1763. [GL, ref. 201685, p.
Belcher & Gray, London, cm and u (1769–81). Addresses given at Brownlow St, Holborn, 1769–83, and Poultney St, Golden Sq., 1783–84. In 1779 supplied beds and bedding for Sir John Griffin Griffin's London house in New Burlington St.
Benson, William, Cross Lane, Long Acre, London, cm (1740–74). App. to Richard Wood of York from 1 May 1740–47, very possibly meeting Chippendale as co-app., and later becoming his foreman in London.
Bickerstaff, William, 2 Little Vere St, Piccadilly, London, carver and gilder (1829).
Booth, —, address unrecorded (1771). Named in the Earl of Ancaster's account book, 25 August 1771, supplying a commode chest of drawers etc., totalling £13 1s. [Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 6/14]
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, appraiser, undertaker (fl.1750–d. 1781)
Bridgman, Thomas, address unrecorded, u (1768).
48 Gt Marlborough St, London; cabinet maker, commode maker (fl. 1783-8)
Birmingham, Liverpool and London; sculptor, cabinet maker and designer (d.1818)
Burnett, Thomas, Strand, London, u and cm (1744–74). Recorded at ‘The King's Arms, against the New Church in the Strand’, 1747–66, and no. 61 Strand, 1760–74. [D] In partnership with Gilbert Burnett, 1747–74.
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.
Burton, T., Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1789 working on a commode. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/95, p. 513]
109 St Martin's Lane, London; cabinet maker (b. 1711–d. c. 1783)
Chippendale, Thomas jnr
St. Martin's Lane, London; cabinet maker (b.1749-d.1823)
Chippendale, Thomas snr
Chivers, Noah, High Holborn, London, u and cm (1770–93). Son of Thomas Chivers of Warminster, Wilts., farmer. App. to Thomas Humphreys 5 August 1762, then James Grange 5 June 1765. Free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude 4 April 1770.
Chubb, William, 37 High Holborn, London, cm and u (1839). Supplier of patent night commodes. [D]
72 St Martin's Lane, London; upholder and cabinet maker (b.c. 1715– 78)
Cooke, John, Chester, cm (1765–89). Free 18 February 1765 after serving as app. under Philip Prestbury of Chester, cm. By 1771 had set up in business in Eastgate St.
Crawford, William, 228 High Holborn, London, cm and u (1768–83). In 1778 with William Bond, carver and gilder, and Thomas Noble, proprietors of the Casino in Marlborough St, took out insurance cover for £800.
Edinburgh, Scotland and 56 Greek St, Soho, London; upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1736-79)