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Abell, William, London, u and bed and mattress maker (1826–39). Trading at 22 Gt Eastcheap, 1826–35, and at 43 Fish St Hill in 1839. [D]

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.

Adams, Robert & Co., 403 Oxford St and 2 Dean St, Soho, London, chair and sofa manufacturers, japanners and gilders (1801–16). Also traded under the style of Adams & Gray from 1801–04, and Adams, Graves & Co. from 1807–08.

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.

Aldridge, Simon, Liverpool, u (1704–06) In 1704 and 1705 supplied beds for Crosby Hall, Lancs. for Nicholas Blundell. The ‘blew bed’, ordered on 9 March 1704, was first set up in ‘the Garden Chamber’ and then transferred to ‘the Blew Chamber’.

Alken, Sefferin, London, carver (1744–83). In 1744 his address was given as St James's, Westminster, and from 1760 he was at Dufour's Ct, Broad St, Golden Sq.

Allan, William, 52 London Rd, London, cm, u and bed and mattress maker (1837–39). [D]

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.

Armisted, James, Lancaster (1795–99). Named in the Gillow records in connection with a press bed. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/97, p. 1370]

Astley, Abraham, ‘The Rising Sun’, Harp Alley, Fleet Ditch, London, u and cm (c. 1720). Probably related to Isaac Astley who traded at the same address.

Auby, —, address unrecorded, carver (1795), Bought bed linen from Kennet & Kidd, cm and u, New Bond St, London, in 1795. [PRO, C114/181, journal 3, p. 340]

Audley, William jnr & John, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs., u, cm and auctioneers (1812–39). Initially at Lad Lane but by 1822 had in addition premises in the High St. In the period 1818–22 the business is referred to as William Audley & Sons.

Aycliffe (or Ayliffe), Thomas jnr, London, turner and chairmaker (1760–d. 1805). ‘Turner in Ordinary to his MAJESTY’. Originally at the corner of Gt Newport St but by 1762 had moved to 49 Wardour St which he used as ware rooms.

Banting, France & Co., 27 St James's St, London, cm and u (1813–40).

Barefoote, Josiah, London, cm and u (d. 1744). Sale of stock announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 May 1744: ‘The Upholstery & Cabinet Goods of Mr Josiah Barefoote, deceas'd within Two Doors of Durham Yard in the Strand, viz.

Barington, –, address unrecorded, u (1701). Supplied to Elizabeth, 4th Duchess of Bedford, bed and window curtains, cushions, window cornices and chairs costing a total of £42. [Bedford Office, London]

Barker, John, Rowsley, Derbs., master joiner and architect (1700–02). Chatsworth accounts list payments on 30 October 1700 for ‘Making & putting up Joyner's work of compass cornish with a coronet, Two eagles etc.

Barker, Matthew, Pavement and Low Petergate, York, u, appraiser and undertaker (b.c. 1746–d. 1791). Son of Robert Barker, u of Pavement, Petergate, bapt. 20 September 1746 at Holy Trinity (Christ Church), King's Sq. Admitted freeman in 1778.

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.

Barker, William, London, u (1813). He altered and reupholstered six late 17th-century armchairs at Ham House, inscribing a new wooden member: ‘this Chair was restufft at Kingston, but covered at the Time the Bed was done.

Barry, William, 15 Junction Dock St, Hull, Yorks., cm, u, paper hanger and furniture broker (1831–40).

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

Battison, George, Ampthill, Beds., joiner (1835–36). Received commission for 50 double and 50 single beds from the Guardians of the new Union Workhouse, Ampthill, built in 1835, and was paid £58 6s 8d in February 1836.

Baudvine (or Baudovin), Nicholas, London, u (1683–84).

Baxter, Anthony Thomas, ‘The Naked Boy’, Henrietta St, Covent Gdn, London, cm (1730–38). Letters to Baxter from Mrs Elizabeth Purefoy and her son Henry, of Shalstone, Bucks., discuss work he carried out for them from 1730–38.