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Alderman, J., 16 Soho Sq., London, inventor, patentee and manufacturer (c. 1830–40).
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’.
Armstrong, Michael, Widemarsh St, Hereford, carver in wood and stone, gilder and picture frame maker (1776).
Ayckbown (Ayckboum) John Dedereck
Dublin, Ireland; cut glass dealers and manufacturers (fl.1783-1820)
Ayton, Jacob, 73 Berners St, London, carver, gilder and picture frame maker (1777). His trade card announced that he sold ‘all sorts of Green & Gold Dressing Glasses, Pier Glasses, Girandoles, etc.’. Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., July 1777.
Belchier, John, ‘The Sun’, South side of St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1717–d. 1753). A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin.
Bishop, —, Long Acre, London, ‘from Edinburgh’, gilder and carver (late 18th century). Hepplewhite-style oval mirror recorded bearing label which states that he ‘performs carving & gilding in all its branches, viz.
Blackburn(e), John, Liverpool, u (1772–83). Trading at Fenwick St, in 1772, with warehouse at 12 High St, 1773–74; and Pownall Sq., 1781–83. Admitted freeman on 23 July 1772.
Bonnington, George & Thorp(e), George, 21–22 Red Lion St, later no.
Bradburn(e), John, London, cm, u, appraiser, undertaker (1750–d. 1781).
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.
Bromwich, Thomas, at ‘The Golden Lyon’, Ludgate Hill, London, paper stainer and u (1748–d. 1787). Trade card, dated 1748, states that he ‘Makes and Sells all manner of Screens, Window Blinds, and Covers for Tables, Cabins, Stair-Cases, &c.
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.
Chippendale, Thomas snr, London, cm (b. 1718–d. 1779).
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.
Cook, —, 17 John St, Gt Portland St, Oxford St, London, carver, gilder, printseller, glass and girandole supplier (1801). Trade card in Banks Coll., BM.
Cotton, Thomas Barnett, 42 Fenchurch St, London, carver, gilder and picture frame maker (1773–1808). Freeman and member of the Joiners’ Co. in 1773 licenced to employ a nonfreeman for three months and in 1779 a similar licence was issued.
Cushing, Samuel snr and jnr, Norwich, carvers and gilders (1770–1840). Samuel snr was app. to Benjamin Jagger and free by servitude, 21 September 1770.
Daguerre, Dominique, Sloane St, Chelsea, London, cm (1789–d. 1796). A refugee French dealer who fled to London in 1793.
Elliott, Charles, London, cm and u (1752–d. 1832) and successors. Charles Elliott was one of the chief London cm of the late 18th century. He held royal appointments from 1783–c.
Farnworth, Samuel, Pavement, near Finsbury Sq., London, carver, gilder and picture frame maker (c. 1790). Bill head shows Neo-classical girandole with clock and mirror embellished by sphinxes and masonic signs. [Heal Coll., BM]
Fawcett, William, Boar Lane, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder (1786–1824). Recorded at no. 17 in 1817. Moved to new premises, also in Boar Lane, in 1820. Recorded at no. 21 in 1822.
Fearnley, John, ‘The Golden Head’, Flesh Mkt, Newcastle, carver and gilder (1757–63).
Fentham, Thomas, London, carver, gilder, glass grinder and picture frame maker (1774–1825). Trading at 49 Strand in 1777; no. 52, ‘opposite Old Round Court’, 1778–93; no. 51 in 1784; and 136 Strand, near Somerset House, 1794–1820.
Firmage, W., Leicester, looking-glass maker (1791). Advertised in Leicester Journal in 1791 that he made girandoles, looking-glasses and picture frames in burnished gold.