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Austin, Cornelius snr, Cambridge, joiner (c. 1660–1704). Cornelius Austin is better known for the fixed joinery work that is found in many of the Cambridge colleges such as King's Chapel, Emmanuel Chapel and the Wren Library at Trinity.
Barker, Robert snr, at the ‘Sopha Dome Beds’, Petergate, York, u, appraiser and undertaker (b. 1706–d. 1781). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Son of John Barker, u of Petergate, bapt.
London; carver (fl.1720–d. 1743)
Browne & Co
53 University St, Fitzroy Sq., London; scagliola works (fl.1835–55)
Bywater, John, Grosvenor St, Bond St, London, cm and u to His Majesty (1803–39). Recorded at 70 Lower Grosvenor St, 1812–39; as Bywater & Goodbarne at no. 10 in 1835, and no. 70, 1836–37; and as Bywater & Co. at no. 70, 1829–39.
Chippendale, Thomas snr
Coade, Eleanor and her successors, London (1769–c. 1840). Eleanor Coade (b. 1733–d. 1821) made an artificial stone at Narrow Wall, Lambeth, which so successfully imitated natural limestone that it has been mistaken for it ever since.
Cox, John, Clare, Suffolk, cm, u, appraiser and auctioneer (1796–1803).
Dobyns, John, warehouse at Conduit St, Hanover Sq., London, u and undertaker (1771).
Farmborough (Farnborough or Farnbrough or Farnebrough), William
Gravenor, James, Derby, carver (1763–68). Known in connection with his work at Kedleston Hall, Derbs., for Sir Nathaniel Curzon.
Grendey, Giles, London, cm (b. 1693–d. 1780). Giles Grendey was born in Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., the son of William Grendey, and his wife Anne (neé Hall). In 1709 he was app. to William Sherborne, a second-generation London joiner.
Hallett, William snr & jnr
Hancock & Rixon
1 Cockspur Street; lamp lustre makers (fl.1832–57)
Hodson, John, London, upholder and cm (1709–86). Son of Thomas Hodson, innholder of Lincoln. App. to Thomas Arne jnr on 23 February 1709, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 3 December 1718. Took app.
Hollinshed, Thomas, corner of Gt Queen St, Drury Lane, London, turner (1755). Rococo trade card states that he ‘Makes & Sells all Sorts of Turnery Goods, in Mahogany, Wallnuttreee &c. Viz.
How, John, address unrecorded, carver (1731–36). Worked at Kew Palace and the Wren City Churches as partner of John Benson (fl. 1727–43). [Conn., June 1981, p.
Howell & Jones, 9 Regent St, formerly 89 Pall Mall, London, late Ryder & Scribe.
Long Acre and St Martin's Lane, London; cabinet maker (fl.1667–d. 1715)
London, Liverpool and Dublin; carver, gilder and designer (b. 1723–d. 1799)