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Allen, Henry, London (?), cm (1669–73). Supplied fourteen pieces of furniture to William, 5th Earl of Bedford at a cost of £66 16s.
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.
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.
Brailsford, William, Sheffield, Yorks., cm and u (1774–1837). Trading with Thomas Brailsford at High St in 1774; alone at Norfolk St in 1787; at 3 Market St in 1797; and at 3 George St in 1837. [D] Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.
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.
Chisholme, Thomas, 7 Gt Pulteney St, London, cm (1773–93). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.
Collins, William, Tothill Fields, London, (1812–23).
Cox, John, London, u (1713–49). In the period 1713–18 at the ‘Iron Balcony’, next door to Lord Craven's in Drury Lane, but by 1734 had moved to The Piazza, Covent Gdn. As early as 1713 he took an app.
Dillon, Joseph, address unrecorded, chairmaker (1701). In October 1701 he was paid £4 6s by 2nd Duke of Bedford for six walnut backstools and four walnut elbow chairs, all with stuffed backs, and two walnut round stools. [Bedford Office, London]
France, William snr, St Martin's Lane, London, cm and u (1734?–d. 1773). William France snr who had a distinguished patronage, and whose firm continued after his death in various titles (noted at end of entry), may have been born in 1734.
Gardner, Andrew, Woburn, Beds., u (1799–1830). Trading at Market Pl. in 1830, Regularly features in the Woburn Abbey accounts as an u and general handyman. Most of the furniture supplied was for the servants’ quarters or for estate use.
Hervé, François, Johns (or John) St, London, cm and chairmaker (1781–96).
Hutchins, Abigail, address unrecorded, u and cm (1757–70). She worked with Abraham Hutchins for the 4th Duke of Bedford between 1757–60.
Metcalfe, Joseph, London, u (1752). Presented a large bill to the Duke of Norfolk for work done at Norfolk House, dated 9 May 1752.
Metzner, W. M., Greenwich, London, carver and gilder (1839). Recorded as W.M. jnr at Stockwell St in 1839. [D] Frame recorded bearing trade label, c.1840, which reads: ‘FANCY, GILT & LOOKING-GLASS FRAME MAKER, HOUSE AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTER, &c.
Morland, John, address unrecorded, u (1768–69). A long bill in the Kendal RO from John Morland to Thomas Morland is dated July 1768, totals £55 6s 9¼d, and was receipted in full on 5 June 1769.
Naish, Catherine, St Mary-le-Strand, London, u and chairmaker (1759–72). A noted supplier of furniture to the Royal family.
Nelson, Sefferin (sometimes ‘Saffron’), Marshall St, Golden Sq., London, carver and gilder (1769–c. 1796). An important craftsman employed on many of the major building projects of this period for carved work in wood.
Pic, Nicolas, London (1690–93). Associated with Peter Michon in the supply of four lanterns to Queen Mary for Kensington Palace, 1690–91, for which £48 12s was charged.
Planta, John, Fulneck, near Leeds, Yorks., cm (1764–c. 1825).
Strawbridge, Thomas, London(?), u and chairmaker (1691). Two bills survive in the Stoneleigh Abbey archives, one dated 4 April 1691 and the other 30 August 1691. Both concern goods supplied to Theophilus Leigh by this maker.
Vile, William, Castle Lane (later 72 St Martin's Lane), London, cm (c. 1700/05–d. 1767). William Vile was born early in the 18th century, probably in Somerset.
Whitby, John, Mount St, London, u and cm (1741–57). Recorded in the Holkham Hall, Norfolk accounts, 1741–45. In 1741 supplied two card tables of ‘pigeon wood’ at £12 12s.