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Ackworth, William, 86 High Street, Chatham, Kent, u and cm (1802–11). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in January 1802 for £3,200 of which stock and utensils accounted for £1,350.

Alden, Anne, Below the conduit, Exeter, Devon, u (1717–24). In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724.

Anderton, Henry, Liverpool, cm and upholder (1811–19). In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson.

Arbuthnot, Philip, Villers St, Strand, London, cm, japanner and looking-glass seller (1702–27). One of the most fashionable furniture suppliers of the first decades of the 18th century.

Batten, John, St Margaret's Bank, Rochester, Kent, upholder, cm, appraiser and undertaker (1792–1839).

Becket(t), William, Lancaster, cm and joiner (1771–1800). App. to William Blackburn in 1771; admitted freeman, 1779–80, when stated ‘of Wray’. Named in the Gillow records between 1786–1800 moulding claws.

Bedwell, William, the Butter Mkt, Ipswich, Suffolk, joiner and cm (1723–42). As only joiner he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 6 January 1723 for £200 on his dwelling house in the parish of St Stephen.

Beevor, James, address unrecorded (c. 1780). Mahogany chest of drawers recorded with name ‘JAMES BEEVOR’ inscribed on underside of top.

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.

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.

Bell, Henry, ‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1736–d. 1740). Successor to Coxed & Woster at this address.

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.

Belshaw, Edmund jnr, Liverpool, cm (1802–05). Admitted freeman on 8 July 1802. Took app. in 1802 named Samuel Sharrat, who petitioned freedom in 1818.

Bertram, William, 100 Dean St, Soho, London, u (1839). [D] Brass-inlaid mahogany kneehole desk in French style recorded in private collection with stamped name and address on edge of central drawer.

Bessant, —, address unrecorded (1755). The Holkham Hall accounts record payment of £4 14s 6d for 4 walnut drawers in 1755. [V & A archives]

Best, —, address unrecorded (1734). Provided ‘a wainscot pair of chests of drawers’ costing £1 8s for Holkham Hall in 1734. [V & A archives]

Bo(o)rman, William, High St, parish of St Lawrence, Winchester, Hants., cm and upholder (1763–98). Son of Rev. Daniel Borman, clerk of Winchester; app. to Edward Polhill on 31 August 1763, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co.

Bomery, James, address unrecorded, cm(?) (1770). Bill of 24 May 1770 for £3 3s for a chest of drawers submitted to the Earl of Winterton. [V & A archives]

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.

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]

Boulton, John snr, 48 Threadneedle St, London, upholder, auctioneer and undertaker (1761–d. 1798). Son of John Boulton, freeman weaver of London; app. to J. Shard armourer, on 16 November 1749, and to William Jones on 6 August 1752.

Bradford, John, ‘Printing-House-Yard in Black-Friers’, London, cm (c. 1674–75). Walnut parquetry cabinet or chest of drawers with compass stringing recorded, one drawer of which is lined with cancelled MS accounts of 1674–75.

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.

Bramah, J. & Sons, west end of Piccadilly, London, ‘Patent Engine Lock & Water Closet Manufacturer’ (1807–23).