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Alderman, John

London; invalid furniture maker (fl.1852-71)

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’.

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.

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)

Bateman, John

‘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.

Belchier, John

‘The Sun’, South side of St Paul's Churchyard, London; cabinet maker (fl.1682-d. 1753)

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).

Best, John, St Columb Major, Cornwall, cm, u, general furnishing warehouse, auctioneer and agent to the Royal Exchange Fire Office (1798–1839).

Bill, Hubert & Co.

London; bamboo furniture manufacturer (fl.c.1869-1905)

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.

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 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.

Bradshaw, William

London; cabinet maker, upholder and ‘tapissier’ (fl.1728–d. 1775)

Bran(d)t, Charles

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

Brettingham, Matthew & Lillie, James, London. Between 1756–59 the architect Brettingham and the carver and joiner Lillie worked together at Holkham Hall, Norfolk.