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Alderman, J., 16 Soho Sq., London, inventor, patentee and manufacturer (c. 1830–40).
Belcher, Thomas, 25 Gt Portland St, London, upholder and undertaker (1783). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1783 for £300 of which utensils and stock accounted for £213. [GL, Sun MS vol. 313, p.
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.
Bennington & Co., address unrecorded, lampmakers (1832). On 13 August 1832 supplied 24 ornamental double branch socket lights for lustres in Library and Drawing Room for Windsor Castle, costing £29 6s. [PRO, LC 11/77]
Bogaert(s) (or Bogeart), Peter, London, carver, gilder, u etc. (1792–1819). Trading at 142 Tottenham Ct Rd in 1792, and as Bogaerts & Co. at 23 Air St, Piccadilly, 1809–19. [D; Westminster Ref.
Bone, Henry, Truro, Cornwall, then Plymouth, Devon, carver and worker in wood (1755–72).
Boson, John, London, carver (1720–d. 1743). When John Boson died in April 1743 he had become one of a select group of craftsmen closely connected with the designs of William Kent.
Browne & Co., 53 University St, Fitzroy Sq., London, scagliola works (1835–39). In June 1839 supplied twenty-two scagliola pedestals with Ravaccione marble bases, costing £264, for the Sculpture Gallery at Buckingham Palace.
Buckland, W., Exeter, Devon, cm (1814–16). Report in Exeter Flying Post, 21 July 1814 that his app., John Glanfield, had run away, describing him as ‘about 5 feet 5 inches high, fair complexion and slight made.
Bullock, George, Liverpool and London, cm (b. 1777/78– d. 1818).
Chew, William, 12 Lord St, Liverpool, u and cm (b. 1784–d. 1824). Initially traded in partnership with his father John Chew under the style ‘Chew & Son’.
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.
Collett, Jonathan, ‘The King's Arms’, opposite Pall Mall, Charing Cross, London, glass cutter (1769–86). On 18 May 1769 supplied a ‘pair of two light Girandolles, richly ornamented’ at £9 9s for Alscot Park, Warks.
Collins, William, Tothill Fields, London, (1812–23).
Cooper, Joseph, London, carver, gilder, looking-glass maker, cm and u (1761–1828). From 1761 to 1797 at 20 Noble St, Foster Lane.
Cullen, James, 56 Greek St, Soho, London, u and cm (1754–79). Listed in London directories between 1765 and 1779.
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.
Dishon, John Baptist, address unrecorded, gilder (1759). Gilded the state bed designed by Borra for Stowe, Bucks., now in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Liverpool.
Dowbiggin(g) (or Dowbiggen), Thomas, Mount St, London, Royal cm and u (b. 1788–d. 1854). After long neglect, Dowbiggin has at last come to light as probably the most highly reputed and successful cm of the 2nd quarter of the 19th century.
Flight & Kelly, Exeter-change, Strand, London, organ builders and mahogany case makers (1788–96). Trading as Flight, Son & Kelly, 1791–94. [D]
Foster, Edmund, Hull, Yorks., carver and gilder (c. 1762–1805). Rococo trade card, dating before 1784, gives address at the Golden Boy in the High Street’. Recorded in Lowgate from 1784–99; and North Church Side, 1803–05.
Foulger, Lockn, Walham Green, London, chairmaker (1773). Trade card shows Gothic and twig-work settees, a Windsor chair on wheels, a light carriage and a barrel or boat chair.
France, William snr, St Martin's Lane, London, cm and u (1734?–d. 1773). William France snr who had a distinguished patronage, and whose firm continued after his death in various titles (noted at end of entry), may have been born in 1734.
Freame, —, Worcester, cm, u, auctioneer and appraiser. Two early 19th-century trade cards give addresses at 11 Goose Lane and 52 High St.