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Cooper, Joseph, ‘The Crown & Bowl’, facing St Sepulchre's Church, Snow Hill, London, wood and ivory turner (c. 1760). Trade Card in Heal Coll., BM.

Diller, C. & J., 5 Charlotte St, Covent Gdn, London, manufacturer of dressing boxes, cases, buhl work. Label recorded on dressing box, probably pre-1840, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, pewter etc.

Edwards, Thomas, London, cm (1832–39). Sent account dated 23 August 1839 to John Arkwright of Hampton Court, Leominster, Herefs., for articles supplied in 1832–33.

Hallett, William snr, Gt Newport St, Long Acre, London, cm (b. c. 1707–d. 1781), Hallett, William jnr, cm (c. 1730–d. 1767). In 1938 the late R. W. Symonds published an article on Hallett, Vile and Cobb [Conn., April 1938, pp.

Nix, George, London, cm (1744–51). Information about George Nix is somewhat sparse. In 1716 he is described as ‘citizen and joiner’ and recorded taking app. named Edward, son of Edward Halfhide, citizen and joiner, on 15 August for a payment of £15.

Parkin, William, 440 West Strand, London, cutler and dressing case maker (1835). In 1835 claimed to be Cutler and Dressing Case Maker to the King and the Royal Family. [D]

Peote, James, Mr Damant's St, Strait-bargate, Boston, Lincs., looking-glass, barometer and scientific instrument maker (1792). In October 1792 announced that he had recently arrived in the town from London and had opened shop.

Porter, Thomas, London, upholder and cm (1749–68). Son of Thomas Porter of St James, Clerkenwell, Gent. App. to Daniel Woodroffe on 2 January 1739 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 23 May 1749.

Strangeway & Taylor, Pall Mall, London (1765). In 1765 supplied to Corsham Court, Wilts., a pair of shagreen and inlaid chests which are now displayed in the Gallery. In 1765 they were described as ‘fine India Dressing boxes’. [V&A archives]

Taylor, Thomas, Ileats (or Keats?) Cabing, Huntingdon. On 11 June 1745 supplied the Duke of Gordon with ‘A Larg Cabineat’ costing £7 7s; a chest at £1 18s; a dressing box, £1 1s; and a writing box, £1 1s.