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Amos, John, Little Gonerby, Grantham, Lincs., Windsor chairmaker and turner (1814–d. 1842). Chairs known impressed on the seat edge or bottom near splat ‘AMOS GRANTHAM’. There is an example at Temple Newsam House, Leeds. [D; Furn. Hist., 1978]
Atkins, John, Paradise St, Birmingham, Windsor chairmaker (1835). [D]
Aycliffe (or Ayliffe), George, Newport St, Covent Gdn, London, turner and chairmaker (1742–49). In 1742 he supplied Lord Monson with six Windsor chairs at 7s 6d each. May have been related to Thomas Aycliffe. [Lincoln RO, Monson 11/ 50; poll bk]
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.
Banks, James jnr, Bondgate, Selby, Yorks., turner, dish, bowl, chair and shovel manufacturer (1837). [D] A low back crinoline stretcher Windsor chair bears the stamp on the front corner of the seat in a triangle, ‘J. BANKS SELBY’.
Barker, Robert snr, at the ‘Sopha Dome Beds’, Petergate, York, u, appraiser and undertaker (b. 1706–d. 1781). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Son of John Barker, u of Petergate, bapt.
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.
Bigmore, Job, 1 White St, London, stained wood, japanned and Windsor chairmaker (1839). [D]
Birtill, Joseph, Clare St, Bristol, carver and gilder (d. by 1785).
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.
Bran(d)t, Charles, London, carver and gilder (1814–31). Trading at 16 Bow St, Bloomsbury in 1814; Compton House, 53 Old Compton St, Soho, 1816; 33 Theobalds Rd, Bedford Row, 1818; no.
Broumhead, Rob., St Paul's Churchyard, at the ‘Red Lyon’, London, chairmaker(?) (1730). On 17 July 1730 he was paid £1 4s for ‘a Windsor chair with 4 seats’ supplied to Earl Fitzwalter at Moulsham Hall. [A. C.
Brown, —, address unrecorded (1757–58). Named in the Holkham Hall, Norfolk, accounts supplying six Windsor chairs, costing £1 16s in 1757; and five compass-back chairs, £1 16s, in 1758. [V & A archives]
Brown, John, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm and u (1718–68). Son of Richard Brown of Chipping Norton, Oxon., tallow chandler. App. to John James on 28 March 1718 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 6 October 1725.
Burr, Robert, Chatham, Kent, u, cm appraiser and auctioneer (1779–1839). Recorded at ‘108 opposite Room Lane’, c. 1792; 108 High St, 1805–07; Hammond Pl., 1823–24; no. 3, 1832–34; no. 5, 1838–39; and as ‘Burr-Junior’ at no. 3 in 1811.
Carter, Timothy, King St, Hammersmith, London, Windsor chairmaker (1804–08). He is probably the ‘Carter’ who was paid £3 3s 6d in May 1804 for ‘rustic chairs’, the transaction being recorded in the Heathcote account book.
Collins, William, Tothill Fields, London, (1812–23).
Copeland, Robert, Liverpool, cm (1766–d. 1796). Initially traded from an address in High St but by 1772 had moved to 36 Lord St. The number in Lord St from 1781 was 32.
Cripps, John, address unknown, garden furniture supplier (1838–40). Recorded from February 1838 supplying rustic furniture and metalwork for the gardens at Buckingham Palace.
Crompton, William, London, turner (1735). Supplied Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1735 with a ‘Windsor Chair Civer'd [Covered] with Royal Mat’ for which 18s 6d was charged. The chair was for the Prince's house in St James's Park. [Furn. Hist., 1979]
Cure, George, the ‘Three Golden Chairs’, Haymarket, London, u (1721–d. 1759). Probably the son and successor of the George Cure working in London in the same trade, 1691– 1718. The business operated by George Cure jnr was of a substantial nature.
Day, Daniel, Mendlesham and Stoneham, Suffolk, chairmaker and carpenter (c. 1790). Thought to have lived and worked at a house in Fore St, and began trading as a wheel-wright.
Flatt, London, cm (1727–44). Supplied six Windsor chairs costing £2 5s in 1727 to Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Notice in Daily Advertiser, 13 October 1744 concerned the theft out of the House of Mr.
Foulger, Lockn, Walham Green, London, chairmaker (1773). Trade card shows Gothic and twig-work settees, a Windsor chair on wheels, a light carriage and a barrel or boat chair.
Fowell, George, 3 Brickkiln St, Birmingham, cm and Windsor chairmaker (1828–35). Recorded at no. 3, 1830–35. [D]