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Baines, Henry, Lancaster, joiner and cm (1739–84). Admitted freeman as a joiner, 1739–40, and took eighteen app. joiners and cm between 3 September 1744 and 15 October 1785.
Banks, —, address unrecorded (1750). Cited in the Holkham Hall accounts in 1750 as being paid £2 2s for a mahogany dining table, and £9 for a small wainscot table.
Barton, I., address unrecorded. Between 15 February and 10 March 1798 supplied a mahogany Pembroke table and four ‘Camber’ chairs, and cleaned ‘the bookcase & bureau of ink etc’, for Stourhead. [Wilts. RO, MS 383/5/1]
Bedwell, William, the Butter Mkt, Ipswich, Suffolk, joiner and cm (1723–42). As only joiner he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 6 January 1723 for £200 on his dwelling house in the parish of St Stephen.
Belcher & Gray, London, cm and u (1769–81). Addresses given at Brownlow St, Holborn, 1769–83, and Poultney St, Golden Sq., 1783–84. In 1779 supplied beds and bedding for Sir John Griffin Griffin's London house in New Burlington St.
Belcher, Thomas, 25 Gt Portland St, London, upholder and undertaker (1783). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1783 for £300 of which utensils and stock accounted for £213. [GL, Sun MS vol. 313, p.
‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet maker (1740–c. 1758).
St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet maker and upholder (1758–74)
Belshaw, Edmund jnr, Liverpool, cm (1802–05). Admitted freeman on 8 July 1802. Took app. in 1802 named Samuel Sharrat, who petitioned freedom in 1818.
Birtill, Joseph, Clare St, Bristol, carver and gilder (d. by 1785).
Birtle, —, address unrecorded (1728–29). Named in the Holkham Hall accounts supplying in 1728 a mahogany bureau, £1 8s; 2 mahogany tables and 2 screens, £10 18s; and in 1729, a mahogany writing table, £6 6s, and a wainscot dumbwaiter, £1 8s.
Bonnel(l), Thomas, 133 Long Acre, London, upholder and cm (1744–d. 1782). In partnership with William Simmon(d)s, cm, St Martin-in-the-Fields, when declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., April 1744.
Boothby, John, at ‘The Golden Head’, Norfolk St, Strand, London, u, sworn appraiser and undertaker.
Bradshaw, Thomas, 10 St Paul's Churchyard, London, upholder and cm (1754–75). [D] Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Label found on Chippendale-style mahogany bureau bookcase with scrolled fretted pediment, Chinoiserie frieze and bracket feet.
London; cabinet maker, upholder and ‘tapissier’ (fl.1728–d. 1775)
Lawnmarket and Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland; cabinet maker, wright, and glass grinder (b.1708-d.1782)
Buck, Ann, at ‘The Queen's Head’, Holborn, near Hatton Gdn, London, dealer in furniture and upholstery (1741–50).
Bussel(l), Joseph, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1783–99). Advertised in Exeter Flying Post, 7 August 1783, sale of mahogany in plank, board or log, and requesting eight good cm. Death of wife reported, 6 August 1784.
London; cabinet maker and upholder (fl.1787–1814)
109 St Martin's Lane, London; cabinet maker (b. 1711–d. c. 1783)
Chapman, Thomas, Old Bethlem, London, cm and bedsteadmaker (1748–83). App. to John Price, upholder of London, in September 1741 for seven years. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754.
12 Lord St, Liverpool, Lancs.; upholder and cabinet maker (b. 1784–d. 1824)
Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert
London; cabinet maker and upholder (fl.1767–88)
Clarke (Clark), Robert
Lurgan, Co. Antrim, Ireland; cabinet maker (fl.1772-7)