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Arbuthnot, Philip, Villers St, Strand, London, cm, japanner and looking-glass seller (1702–27). One of the most fashionable furniture suppliers of the first decades of the 18th century.
Atkinson, Thomas, 38 and 39 Ludgate Hill, London, cm, u and undertaker (1820–24). Initially trading as Loader & Atkinson. The premises were at the corner of the ‘Belle Sauvage’, an important London coaching inn.
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.
Bayfield, John Joachim, address unrecorded, cm (?), (1721). Name and date ‘Aug. 1721’ pencilled on carcase of early 18th-century walnut folding-top card table, private English coll.
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.
Bell, Elizabeth, ‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1740–c. 1758). Successor to Henry Bell at this address and almost certainly his widow.
Bellison, —, Newark area, Notts., cm (1774). The Newark Town Hall account books of 1774 record a commission ‘to make 4 mahogany card tables at 30/– a piece according to pattern produced’.
Belshaw, Edmund jnr, Liverpool, cm (1802–05). Admitted freeman on 8 July 1802. Took app. in 1802 named Samuel Sharrat, who petitioned freedom in 1818.
Boon, John, 9 Duke St, Liverpool, with shop at 1 Waterloo Pl., Church St, cm and u (1827). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827.
Brown, John Cossons, Market Pl., Blandford, Dorset, cm, u and designer (1836–40). Took app. named Cornelius Weaver Doe in 1836 for five years at a charge of £95 including food and lodging.
Burcham, Peter, London, carver, cm, chairmaker, undertaker and appraiser (1754–63). Trading at the Cabinet Warehouse, Fleet Mkt, 1755–63, and also near Holborn Bridge, 1763.
Cauty, William, London, cm and u (1748–80). Established initially at the sign of ‘The Chair & Curtains’ at the west end of Somerset House, Strand.
Chebsey, John, ‘The Hand & Chair’, first shop from Ludgate St, St Paul's Churchyard, London, chair and cm (c. 1710–36). A kneehole desk veneered in figured walnut, c. 1710, with a trade label pasted inside the frieze drawer is known.
Cobb, John, 72 St Martin's Lane, London, u and cm (c. 1715– 78). John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p.
Cooke, John, Chester, cm (1765–89). Free 18 February 1765 after serving as app. under Philip Prestbury of Chester, cm. By 1771 had set up in business in Eastgate St.
Coxed, John and G., and Woster, Thomas, cm of ‘The White Swan’, St Paul's Churchyard, London, (1700–36).
Coxhead, Robert, Bath, Som., cm (1771). The Bath Corporation Furnishing Committee ordered in June 1771 6 mahogany round tables, chairs, tea and card tables, screens, trays, teaboards, knife boxes, a toilet/glass, etc. from this maker [Bath Corp.
Cranston, John jnr, Ringwood, Hants., u, cm and auctioneer (1823–39). In 1823 the business was described as Cranston & Sons but thereafter as John Cranston jnr. Listed at High St and West St in 1830.
Crook, Benjamin snr, ‘The George & White Lyon’, south side of St Paul's Churchyard, London, joiner and cm (1732–50). Although he was not elected freeman of the Joiners’ Co.
Dawson, W., address unrecorded, cm (mid 18th century). Name impressed on high quality mahogany Rococo card table with concertina action.
Edwards, John, Liverpool, cm (1824–39).
Elfe, —, Garlic Hill, London(?), cm (1723–24). Supplied items to Longford Castle: in 1723 a card table costing £3, and a sconce with a large glass, £7 7s; and in 1724 a pair of sconces costing £6 6s. [V & A archives]
Evans, Benjamin, Wheatsheaf Yd, Fleet Mkt, London, cm (1821–c. 1825). Insured stock and utensils in his house and workshop for £300 on 18 July 1821 with the Sun Co.
Force, Charles, 193 High St, Exeter, Devon, cm (1831). Announced in The Alfred, 7 June 1831, public auction of his stock of cabinet and upholstery furniture and premises to let with possession.
Gale, Thomas, Catherine St, Strand, London, u (1772–78). In 1772 described as the patentee for ‘a newly invented bedstead which when shut up, presents the appearance of a bookcase or wardrobe’.