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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’.

Annott & Gale; Charles Annott & Co.

New Bond Street, Old Bond Street, Euston Road and Avery Row, London; furniture makers & curiosity dealers (fl.c.1854-83)

Arrowsmith, Stephen
London; turner and cabinet maker (fl.c.1730–58)

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]

Bateman, John

‘The Golden Ball’ by the Dytchside, Holborn Bridge, London; cabinet maker (fl.1708)

Bayley, Daniel, at ‘The White Bear’, Aldermanbury, London, cm (1713–d. c. 1729). A bill of November 1713 paid by Mr Bempde(?) for Mr Child lists ‘A Desk upon Drawers’, costing £2 10s. [V & A archives; Harris, Old English Furniture]

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.

Bell, Elizabeth

‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet maker (1740–c. 1758).

Bell, Philip

St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet maker and upholder (1758–74) 

Bennet(t), Samuel

‘at the Sign of the Cabinet’, Lothbury, London, cabinet maker (c. 1695–d. 1741).

Bertram, William

100 Dean St, Soho, London; upholder and cabinet maker(fl.1830-60)

Bindon, Stephen, Eastbourne, Sussex (c. 1750). Mahogany kneehole desk recorded with the words ‘Stephen Bindon, Eastbourne’ inlaid in ivory on the centre drawer. Possibly name of owner rather than maker. [Collector's Guide, January 1951]

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.

Blair & Sons, Liverpool, cm (c. 1800). Small kneehole desk recorded bearing stamp. Made of solid padoukwood presumably imported into Liverpool about the turn of the century and made to the owner's specification.

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.

Bradshaw, Thomas

10 St Paul's Churchyard, London, upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1754–75).

Bran(d)t, Charles

London; carver and gilder (fl.1814–45)

Buck, Ann, at ‘The Queen's Head’, Holborn, near Hatton Gdn, London, dealer in furniture and upholstery (1741–50).

Channon, John

109 St Martin's Lane, London; cabinet maker (b. 1711–d. c. 1783)