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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.
Boon, John, 9 Duke St, Liverpool, with shop at 1 Waterloo Pl., Church St, cm and u (1827). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827.
London; cabinet maker, upholder and ‘tapissier’ (fl.1728–d. 1775)
Burrough(s) (Borough(s), Burrowes), John
Burton, Samuel snr, London, u, cm, auctioneer and undertaker (1765–d. 1801). Addresses given in St Mary Axe, near Leadenhall St, c. 1765; 13 Houndsditch, 1768–83; no. 15, 1778–86; no. 11, 1782–83; and no. 8, 1782–1801.
Clarkson, William, ‘The King's Head’, corner of Old Bedlam, Moorfields, London, upholder, appraiser, cm and undertaker (c. 1760). His trade card states that he ‘Makes & sells all Sorts of Upholstery, Cabinet Goods viz.
72 St Martin's Lane, London; upholder and cabinet maker (b.c. 1715– 78)
Edinburgh, Scotland and 56 Greek St, Soho, London; upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1736-79)
Dowbiggin(g) (or Dowbiggen), Thomas
Mount St, London; cabinet maker and upholder (b. 1788–d. 1854)
London; cabinet maker and upholder (fl.1752–d. 1832)
Cheapside, London; upholder (1753–92)
Trading at Trump St, Cheapside,, 1763; and as successor to J. Iliffe at ‘The Blue Curtain’, 5 St Paul's Churchyard 1765–73.
Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard
London; cabinet maker and upholders (1748–96)
Graham, Joseph & partners
London; cabinet maker and upholder (fl.1767–1829)
Hallett, William snr & jnr
Hopkins, William, at the corner of Rood Lane, 15 Fenchurch St, London, freeman joiner, upholder, cm and sworn appraiser (1746–74).
Hunter, William, in Token House Yard, near the Royal Exchange, London, upholder and appraiser (1755–c.1760). Rococo trade card, c.1760, states that he ‘Makes after the Newest Fashion all sorts of Four Post & Standing Beds.
Iliffe, John, London and Kettering, Northants., upholder (1753–94). Son of William Iliffe of Desborough, Northants., farmer. App. to Elizabeth Hutt of London, upholder, and also to Thomas Burnet. Made free of the Upholders’ Co.
Lewis, Joshua, ‘The Three Tents’, by Fleet Ditch (later Fleet St), London, u (1724–63). Trading as early as March 1724 when insurance cover of £500 was taken out on goods and merchandise in his house.
Mayhew, John (1736–d. 1811) and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm.
McDouall, James, at ‘The Royal-Bed’, Strand, near Durham Yd, London, cm, u and appraiser (1766–70).
Moore, James jnr, London, cm and u (c. 1690–d. by 1734). We have no record of James Moore's birth, but as his father, James snr was born c. 1670 it might be assumed as c. 1690. He was presumably app. to his father, but again there is no confirmation.
Munns, Richard, Oxford St, London, furniture warehouseman, u, cm and furniture printer (1827–40). [D] Recorded as Munns & Co., late Miles, at no. 33, 1832–39; and as R. Munns & Son at nos 33 and 34 in 1840.
Nightingale, John, Liverpool, cm (1766–d. 1782). At Pool Lane, 1766–69; 2 Hanover St, 1772–74; 44 Whitechapel in 1777 and 51 Whitechapel thereafter. His bankruptcy was announced in October 1773, and in February 1774 his stock was sold by auction.
London; carver and gilder, furniture and upholstery supplier (fl.1746–67)