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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; upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1802–11)

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’.

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]

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]

Aycliffe (or Ayliffe), Thomas jnr

London; turner and chair maker (fl.1760–d. 1805)

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.

Barnsley, Sidney

London & Gloucestershire; cabinet maker (b.1865-d.1926)

Barrett, Richard, George and William

Pembroke, Wales; cabinet maker, builder, upholsterer, paper hanger, appraiser and undertaker (fl. c.1820-1889)

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.