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Allin, William, Newark, Notts., cm (1770–88). Insured with the Sun Fire Office in 1776 for a total of £1,000 of which £400 was for utensils and stock.

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.

Bailey, Edward, 13 and 14 Mount St, Grosvenor Sq., London, cm, u and undertaker (1809–40).

Beckwith, John, 5 Rathbone Pl., Oxford St, London, upholder and cm (1806–16). Also recorded at 8 Stangate St, Lambeth, in 1808. Trade card [Banks Coll., BM] shows Grecian sofa and elaborate draped window pelmet, and reads ‘from St. Martin's Lane’.

Beckwith, Samuel, 101 and 105 St Martin's Lane, London, u (1774–1808). One of Thomas Chippendale's employees who receipted the Audley End account (1774) on behalf of the firm.

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.

Benois, F., address unrecorded. On 10 October 1814 supplied to the Prince Regent 2 cabinets ornamented with Florentine marble, mounted in ormolu, costing £1,000, another costing £500, and a small toilette box, £50.

Benson, Joseph, St John St, Clerkenwell, London, japan furniture manufacturer (1803–25). Trading at no. 202, 1803–08 and no. 132, 1819–25. Recorded as ‘Benson & Co., Royal Japan Manufacturers’ in 1820.

Bickerstaff, William, 2 Little Vere St, Piccadilly, London, carver and gilder (1829).

Bigmore, Job, 1 White St, London, stained wood, japanned and Windsor chairmaker (1839). [D]

Blackburn(e), John, Liverpool, u (1772–83). Trading at Fenwick St, in 1772, with warehouse at 12 High St, 1773–74; and Pownall Sq., 1781–83. Admitted freeman on 23 July 1772.

Bounsall (or Bounfall), A., 8 Middle Row, Holborn, London, japanned chair manufacturer (1802–04). Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D]

Brooks, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., cm, carver, gilder and lookingglass manufacturer (1778–1840). Addresses given at 1 North Dockside in 1803; 50 Whitefriargate, 1806–14; no. 16, 1817–26; 48 Savile St, Osborne St, 1831–34; and no. 50, 1835–40.

Brown & Pattendon, 190 Oxford St, London, japanned chairmakers (1808–11). [D]

Brown, James, St Paul's Churchyard, London, u and cm (1747–96). Traded initially at the sign of ‘The King's Arms’ on the south side of St Paul's Churchyard which had been previously used by Christopher Gibson.

Buckingham, H., the Mint, London, japanned chair manufactory (1803–15). Recorded in Old St, 1803, and Old George St, 1802–20. Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D]

Buckman, James, 24 and 26 Red Cross St, London, dyed and japanned chair manufacturer (1808–11). [D]

Burrough(s) (or Borough(s)), John, at ‘Ye Looking Glass’, Cornhill, London, cm and looking-glass maker (1662–c. 1690). An account dated 17 June 1662 survives, totalling £60 11s, made out to ‘Mr. Clayton and Mr.

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.

Carkeet, Nathaniel, Truro, Cornwall and London cm and u (1797–1820).

Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert, London, cm and u (1767–88). At 2 Beak St, Golden Sq., 1767–75 when the address became 28 Warwick St, Golden Sq. The Beak St address was still being used by Robert Chipchase as late as 1787.

Chippendale, Thomas snr, London, cm (b. 1718–d. 1779).

Clay, Henry, Birmingham and London, japanner and papier-mâché manufacturer (1772–d. 1812). App. to John Baskerville of 22 Moor St, Birmingham from 1740–49.

Cockerill, Edward & James, 1–3 Curtain Rd, Finsbury Sq., and 203 Oxford St, London, japanned chairmakers (1790–1804). It is not clear whether a partnership existed in connection with this business.