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Adair, John, London, carver and gilder (1749–69). Recorded at St Ann's Ct, Covent Gdn in 1749 but by 1763 was established at Wardour St, Soho.

Adair, John & William, Wardour St, Soho, London, carvers and gilders (1769–77). The use of the same address and a reference to Adair & Co. show an association between John and William Adair in this period.

Adair, William Robert

London; carver and gilder (fl.1777–1805)

Adamson, Robert, Fenchurch St, London, cm, joiner and mahogany turner (1751–66). His trade card [Heal; MMA; NY] states that he ‘Makes all sorts of Cabinet Looking Glasses and Mahogany Goods at the lowest Prices. NB.

Addison & Davidson, address unrecorded (1772). Received 6s on 31 December 1772 for a looking-glass for Gibside, Co. Durham. [Durham RO, Strathmore MS D/St/V. 995]

Adye, Thomas, London, carver and sculptor (1730–53). Responsible for the carved mahogany ballot box supplied in 1738 to the Society of Dilettanti for whom he had been appointed sculptor.

Agnew, Thomas & Zanetti, Vittore, Manchester, carvers and gilders (1810–40). Thomas Agnew (b. 1794–d. 1871), founder of the present firm of Bond St, London, fine art dealers, was app. to Zanetti in 1810 and made a partner in 1817.

Aitken, James

London and Edinburgh, Scotland; carver and gilder (fl.1787)

Alden, Anne, Below the conduit, Exeter, Devon, u (1717–24). In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724.

Allen, Henry, London (?), cm (1669–73). Supplied fourteen pieces of furniture to William, 5th Earl of Bedford at a cost of £66 16s.

Anderson, John, Liverpool, cm and carver (before 1746). In the Maryland Gazette, 21 October 1746 he announced that he made ‘Chairs, Tables, Desks, Bureaus, Dressing Tables, Clock Cases and all kinds of Furniture’.

Anderson, Jonathan & Perry, Joshua, 59 Foregate St, Worcester, paper hangers, decorative house sign and furniture painters, carvers, gilders and frame makers (1820–33).

Andrew(s), Christopher, Old Meeting Pl., Birmingham, carver and gilder (1828–39). Recorded at no. 13 in 1828; no. 12, 1830–35; and at 29 Exeter Row in 1839, also as picture frame and looking-glass manufacturer. [D]

Anning, John, Broad St, Lyme Regis, Dorset, cm and u (1829–40). Married a Miss Reader of Lyme in December 1829. Inscription recorded on drawer of mahogany bow-front toilet mirror: ‘Mr. John Anning Cabinet maker Lyme 1833 Dorset’.

Anson, G., Broadmead, Bristol, carver and gilder (before 1798). Ceased business in June 1798 when his stock and tools were sold by auction.

Arbunot, Jacob

London; cabinet maker and looking-glass manufacturer (fl.1691–d. 1722)

Arrowsmith, Stephen, London, turner and cm (c. 1730–58). Born 26 December 1701 at Nantwich, Cheshire, his father being a skinner by trade. His address is variously given on trade labels as ‘The Blue-Ball, in St.

Ashby, John, 14 Old Compton St, Soho, London, carver and gilder (1837–39). In 1837 the business traded as Ashby & Sutton, looking-glass manufacturers, carvers and gilders. [D]

Ashlin, William, 6 Belton St, Long Acre and 68 Strand, London, carver, gilder and looking-glass maker (1789–1826). Initially trading solely from the Belton St address.

Astley, Abraham, ‘The Rising Sun’, Harp Alley, Fleet Ditch, London, u and cm (c. 1720). Probably related to Isaac Astley who traded at the same address.

Atkinson, Thomas

London; cabinet maker, upholder and looking-glass maker (fl.1748–76)

Bagster, James, 20–21 Piccadilly, London, cm, upholder, looking-glass maker, tentmaker; carpet, bedding, cabinet warehouse manufactory owner (1782–1808).