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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.
Alexander, –, address unrecorded (1748). On 13 June 1748 £6 6s was paid by Mrs Bowes to ‘Alexander for a pair of branches lackered’. [Durham RO, D/St/V1488–90]
Alken, Oliver, London, carver (1766–68). Worked at St Mary's Lutheran Chapel, Savoy, from 1766–68 on architectural carving, brackets at the altar, branches at the altarpiece, etc. This was part of an extensive restoration surveyed by William Chambers.
Arundale, W., 2 Castle St, Hastings, Sussex, carver and gilder (1837–40). Successor to G. Wooll. Arundale had previously been employed by Ackermann & Co., Strand, London.
Baildon, Thomas, Blake St, Stonegate, York, u, appraiser, undertaker and auctioneer (1762–1798). Son of William Baildon, tailor, and Sarah Baildon. App. to Robert Barker jnr u, 1 May 1762. Admitted freeman 1785.
Bennington & Co., address unrecorded, lampmakers (1832). On 13 August 1832 supplied 24 ornamental double branch socket lights for lustres in Library and Drawing Room for Windsor Castle, costing £29 6s. [PRO, LC 11/77]
Bishop, —, Long Acre, London, ‘from Edinburgh’, gilder and carver (late 18th century). Hepplewhite-style oval mirror recorded bearing label which states that he ‘performs carving & gilding in all its branches, viz.
Blackburn (or Blakeburn), Thomas, St Mary's Gate, Manchester, cm (1771–73). Recorded at no. 14 in 1773. Announced in Prescott's Manchester Journal, 21 December 1771 ‘that he has enter'd on the shop late of Mr. Watkinson's, in St.
Booker, John & Francis
London; cabinet maker, upholder, appraiser, undertaker (fl.1750–d. 1781)
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.
London; carver and gilder (fl.1814–45)
Brook(e), John snr, Briggate, Leeds, Yorks., cm and u (1783– d. c. 1804). [D] Address also given at Wormald Yd in 1798.
Brooker (or Brocker), John, 5 Southampton Row, London, carver and gilder, picture frame and looking-glass maker, picture dealer (1820–39).
Brumfield (or Bro(o)mfield), Philip, London, carver and gilder to the Crown (1661–67).
Bullen, Ann, Jonathan & Thomas, Market Pl., Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, u and cm (1795).
Burt, James, Exeter, Devon, cm (1828).
Carmichael, John, address unknown but possibly Newcastle, joiner and cm (1774).
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.
Collins, William, Tothill Fields, London, (1812–23).
Cooper, John, Boston, Lincs., cm and u (1786–87). In December 1786 he announced that he had just opened his business after a period in the trade in London.