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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’.
Armitage, George Faulkner
London; turner and cabinet maker (fl.c.1730–58)
Attwater, W., 9 Drake St, Red Lion Sq., London, cm, u and undertaker (c. 1820).
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.
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]
Bastendorff, Peter & Co.
4 Euston Square & 23 Harrington Street, Hampstead Road, London; bamboo furniture manufacturer (fl.1886-1893)
‘The Golden Ball’ by the Dytchside, Holborn Bridge, London; cabinet maker (fl.1708)
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)
‘at the Sign of the Cabinet’, Lothbury, London, cabinet maker (c. 1695–d. 1741).
Bijar, Robert and Mary
Dublin, Ireland; japanners and wallpaper sellers (fl.1742-69)
Bill, Hubert & Co.
London; bamboo furniture manufacturer (fl.c.1869-1905)
Bill, Richard & George, 12, 13 and 14 Summer Lane, Birmingham, with depot at 17 Ave Maria Lane, London, papier mâché and japan works (1818–39).
Birchall, William, Queen Sq., Bath, Som., u and cm (1770–93). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for £1,400, of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £1,010. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 242, p. 613] See Thomas Bird.
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.
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.
Blyde, Charles, London, cm, u, appraiser and undertaker (c. 1760–84). Trading at ‘The Chair and Tea Chest’, c. 1760, the address given on his trade card framed by foliated Rococo scrolls, which states he was ‘Late foreman to Messrs.
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.
10 St Paul's Churchyard, London, upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1754–75).