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Alden, Anne, Below the conduit, Exeter, Devon, u (1717–24). In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724.
Alderman, J., 16 Soho Sq., London, inventor, patentee and manufacturer (c. 1830–40).
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’.
Armitrage, —, address unrecorded. Named in the Holkham Hall accounts, 1739, in connection with the supply of a dressing table ‘for my Lord’ at £2 12s 6d, and a mahogany ‘voider & pail’. [V & A archives]
Bailey, Edward, 13 and 14 Mount St, Grosvenor Sq., London, cm, u and undertaker (1809–40).
Beckwith, James, address unrecorded, cm (1814). Named in the Royal Household accounts on 5 January 1814 supplying new plate glass for dressing table in President's Room and blinds in Office Keeper's appartment, Council Office, Whitehall.
Bedwell, William, the Butter Mkt, Ipswich, Suffolk, joiner and cm (1723–42). As only joiner he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 6 January 1723 for £200 on his dwelling house in the parish of St Stephen.
Bosworth, James, Hereford, cm and u (1830–35). Ten bills dated 1830–35 from Bosworth to Capt. N. L.
Bott, Thomas, London, cm and u (1816–39). Addresses given at 10–11 Gt Portland St, Oxford St 1816–31, and 28 Margaret St, 1832–39. [D] Supplied furniture to Streatlam Castle, Co. Durham, receipts for which are dated July 1829 and January 1830.
Bradshaw, William, London, cm, u and ‘tapissier’ (1728–d. 1775). Workshops at Frith St, 1728–32; the ‘Gr. House’, 27 Soho Sq. and 59–60 Greek St, 1732–47; 60 Greek St, 1748–51; no. 59, 1752–55; and Princes St, Hanover Sq., 1756–62.
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.
Brown, W., 6 Gt George St, Liverpool, cm and u (1832–34). Advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 18 May 1832, that he ‘has removed from 41 St. James Street to No. 6 Great George Street’. Sale of stock announced, same paper, 2 May 1834, ‘of Mr. W.
Burton, Samuel snr, London, u, cm, auctioneer and undertaker (1765–d. 1801). Addresses given in St Mary Axe, near Leadenhall St, c. 1765; 13 Houndsditch, 1768–83; no. 15, 1778–86; no. 11, 1782–83; and no. 8, 1782–1801.
Buttler, —, address unrecorded. Named in the Holkham Hall, Norfolk accounts in 1755 silvering and framing glasses for £3 9s, and supplying four mahogany dressing tables with drawers, £2 16s. [V & A archives]
Chippendale, Thomas snr, London, cm (b. 1718–d. 1779).
Cobbett, Pitt & Son, address unknown, japanners (1833). In June 1833 carried out work at the Stud House, Hampton Court, Middlx, which included japanning 43 wash-hand-stands and dressing tables and painting and staining a large Gothic sideboard.
Crawford, William, 228 High Holborn, London, cm and u (1768–83). In 1778 with William Bond, carver and gilder, and Thomas Noble, proprietors of the Casino in Marlborough St, took out insurance cover for £800.
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.
Croxford, Francis, London, chair and cabinetmaker (1733). Croxford was described in 1733 as a furniture maker ‘eminent in his profession for his many new and beautiful designs, neatness of workmanship, etc.’.
Davison, Sibella & Deacon, Thomas, London, cm (1783).
Dixon, John, Lancaster, cm (1784–1811). App. to E. Batty as a charity boy in 1794 and admitted freeman, 1801–02, when stated ‘of Manchester’. Named in the Gillow records, 1784– 99. A dressing table supplied by Gillows to R. O.
Downing, —, address unrecorded. On 5 September 1812 supplied a pair of dressing tables, costing £5 5s to Erddig, Clwyd. [V & A archives]
Ellam, Peter, St Clement Danes, London, cm (1727–39). Receipts survive for items supplied to Mrs Frances Heathcote. One dated 9 May 1727 is for a table costing £1 10s, and one of 1 April 1728 is for a dressing table, £2 18s.
Elliott, John, High St, Leicester, cm, chairmaker, joiner and turner (b. 1713 — emigrated to America 1753). Elliott, a Quaker, was born 8 August 1713 in Bolton, Lancs, and after being app.
Faradin, Abraham, address unrecorded, cm (1735). Supplied furniture to the Mohun family of Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, for which he was paid £12 2s on 14 April 1735.