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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’.
Maidstone, Kent, then London; upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1795–181
London; turner and cabinet maker (fl.c.1730–58)
Lancaster, Lancs.; joiner and cabinet maker (fl.1731–84).
Balls, John & Co.
Bird St and Oxford St, London; cabinet maker, upholder and appraiser (fl.1809-55)
Barber, John, Coney St, next to ‘The Black Swan’, York, turner, maker of ladies's spinning wheels, fire screens, writing tables etc. (1785–1806). Advertised in York Courant, 23 August 1785.
Barlow, William, Swallow St, London, carver (1745–51). Worked for William Kent at 44 Berkeley Sq. in 1745, and with James Richards at Henry Pelham's house in Arlington St. His ‘Kentian’ friezes with foliages, festoons, shells and flowers cost 48s each.
Barrett, Richard, George and William
Pembroke, Wales; cabinet maker, builder, upholsterer, paper hanger, appraiser and undertaker (fl. c.1820-1889)
Barrett, Thomas, 270 Strand, London, cm and u (1826–28). A circular writing table is recorded bearing the label of Thomas Barrett, 270 Strand. [D; V & A archives] See John Barrett
Barton, I., address unrecorded. Between 15 February and 10 March 1798 supplied a mahogany Pembroke table and four ‘Camber’ chairs, and cleaned ‘the bookcase & bureau of ink etc’, for Stourhead. [Wilts. RO, MS 383/5/1]
‘The Golden Ball’ by the Dytchside, Holborn Bridge, London; cabinet maker (fl.1708)
London; marquetry maker (fl.1890)
Belcher & Gray, London, cm and u (1769–81). Addresses given at Brownlow St, Holborn, 1769–83, and Poultney St, Golden Sq., 1783–84. In 1779 supplied beds and bedding for Sir John Griffin Griffin's London house in New Burlington St.
‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet maker (1740–c. 1758).
St Paul's Churchyard, London, cabinet maker and upholder (1758–74)
‘at the Sign of the Cabinet’, Lothbury, London, cabinet maker (c. 1695–d. 1741).
Betjemann, G. & Sons; George Betjemann Ltd.
London; dressing and writing furniture makers (fl.1810-c.1910)
Birch, William Ltd.
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire & London; furniture makers (fl.c.1840-1954)
Birtle, —, address unrecorded (1728–29). Named in the Holkham Hall accounts supplying in 1728 a mahogany bureau, £1 8s; 2 mahogany tables and 2 screens, £10 18s; and in 1729, a mahogany writing table, £6 6s, and a wainscot dumbwaiter, £1 8s.
Bonnel(l), Thomas, 133 Long Acre, London, upholder and cm (1744–d. 1782). In partnership with William Simmon(d)s, cm, St Martin-in-the-Fields, when declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., April 1744.
Boyce, John, 9 Essex St, Strand, adjacent to the Temple, London, carpenter, builder, cm etc. (c. 1800). Pedestal writing table, c. 1800, bears his label which adds, ‘Chambers Offices etc. fitted up with neatness & dispatch. NB.
10 St Paul's Churchyard, London, upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1754–75).