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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.

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]

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).

Baines, Henry, Lancaster, joiner and cm (1739–84). Admitted freeman as a joiner, 1739–40, and took eighteen app. joiners and cm between 3 September 1744 and 15 October 1785.

Baker, Barnard, Covent Gdn, London, upholder and cm (1751–d. 1796). Trading in King St in 1776 and at 23 Bedford St, 1778–96. Son of John Baker of Shelley, Essex, farmer. App. to Elizabeth Hutt, widow of J. Hutt, clothworker.

Banks, Thomas, York, looking-glass maker (1809). Son of Christopher Banks, schoolmaster; app. to David Doeg, looking-glass maker, 12 August 1809. [York app. reg.]

Barber, James, Newark, Notts., cm (b. 1763–d. 1830). Addresses at Dry Bridge, 1788–98; Carter Gate, 1805–07; as cm, u and chair manufacturer there, 1819–22, and as James & Sons in 1828.

Barnes, George, North High St, Bishop Wearmouth, Co. Durham, carver and gilder (1827). [D] The trade card of Barnes, looking-glass and picture frame maker, Sunderland, is in the Johnson Coll., Bodleian Lib., Oxford. [Furn. Hist., 1974]