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Cooke, John, Chester, cm (1765–89). Free 18 February 1765 after serving as app. under Philip Prestbury of Chester, cm. By 1771 had set up in business in Eastgate St.
Dingwall, Alexander, Leicester Fields, Charing Cross, London, upholder and cm (1749–74). Polled at Westminster in 1749.
France, William snr
Lancaster and London; cabinet makers and upholsterers (fl.c.1730–after 1840)
Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard
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.
Kennett, Robert & Kidd, William, London, u (1766–95). Amongst the Chancery Masters’ Exhibits in the PRO is an account book of a furniture-making firm for 1792–95.
Mayhew, John (1736–d. 1811) and Ince, William (d. 1804)
London; cabinet makers (1758/59–1804)
Wardour St, London; upholsterer, cabinet maker, decorator, appraiser, agent, undertaker (b.1760-d.1829)
Nickson, Samuel, Bridge St Row, Chester, cm and u (1802–27). Listed also at Commercial Buildings in 1816. Free 3 July 1802. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.
Pistor, Thomas snr
Moorfields, London; joiner and cabinet maker (fl. 1673–d.1706)
Porter, Thomas, London, upholder and cm (1749–68). Son of Thomas Porter of St James, Clerkenwell, Gent. App. to Daniel Woodroffe on 2 January 1739 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 23 May 1749.
Seddon, George I
Aldersgate St, London; cabinet maker (fl. 1753–d.1801)
Smith, John and successors, Cambridge, joiners cm, u and undertakers (1698–1832). The first record of John Smith is when St John's College made a payment to him in 1698.
Sowerby, Mr, near Beaufort Buildings, Strand, London, cm (d.1746). Dead by December 1746 when his household furniture and stock were sold by auction ‘at his late Dwelling House near Beaufort Buildings’.
At the Golden Ball, by Ditch-side near Holborn-Bridge, London; cabinet maker (fl.c.1740)