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Adair, William Robert

London; carver and gilder (fl.1777–1805)

Allen, Henry, London (?), cm (1669–73). Supplied fourteen pieces of furniture to William, 5th Earl of Bedford at a cost of £66 16s.

Armitage, William, Leeds, Yorks., upholder, appraiser and cm (1769–79). In September 1769 announced that he had moved his shop from Kirkgate to ‘the Back of the Shambles where Mr Joseph Wilson, Book seller lately dwells’.

Arnold, Michael, York Buildings, Westminster, London, u (1739–50). Supplied goods and undertook work for Lord Monson.

Austin, Cornelius jnr, Cambridge, joiner (c. 1698–d. 1729).

Austin, Cornelius snr, Cambridge, joiner (c. 1660–1704). Cornelius Austin is better known for the fixed joinery work that is found in many of the Cambridge colleges such as King's Chapel, Emmanuel Chapel and the Wren Library at Trinity.

Aycliffe (or Ayliffe), Thomas jnr

London; turner and chairmaker (fl.1760–d. 1805)

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.

Baudvine (or Baudovin), Nicholas, London, u (1683–84).

Best, Mrs, address unrecorded (1718). Mentioned in the private accounts of the Countess of Jersey on 17 June 1718 supplying ‘a Dutch Stoole’ costing 3s. [PRO, C111/54, pt. 1]

Billups, Thomas, Cambridge, joiner (1670–1723). Possibly the son of William Billups, he is recorded in the accounts of Christ's College.

Blenkinsop(p) (or Blenkinshop), Peter jnr, Durham, u (1754–62). Recorded in Market Pl. before 1762, and Sadler St from 1762.

Blunt, Charles, Brook St, near Holborn Bars, London, u (1685–1705).

Bosworth, James, Hereford, cm and u (1830–35). Ten bills dated 1830–35 from Bosworth to Capt. N. L.

Boxall, G., address unrecorded (1813 or 15). Pair of Regency parcel gilt cross-framed stools recorded, one bearing signature and date on under-frame. [Sotheby's, 1 March 1983, lot 123; Michael Norman Antiques, Brighton, July 1983]

Bracken, —, London(?), u (1778). Immediately put in charge of the hasty refurnishing of Thorndon Hall by Lord Petre for the visit of George III in October 1778, first proposed by the King on 22 September.

Bradburn(e), John

London; cabinet maker, upholder, appraiser, undertaker (fl.1750–d. 1781)

Bradshaw, William

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

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.

Bray, Joseph, address unrecorded, cm (1729–30).

Brooks, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., cm, carver, gilder and lookingglass manufacturer (1778–1840). Addresses given at 1 North Dockside in 1803; 50 Whitefriargate, 1806–14; no. 16, 1817–26; 48 Savile St, Osborne St, 1831–34; and no. 50, 1835–40.

Brumfield (or Bro(o)mfield), Philip, London, carver and gilder to the Crown (1661–67).