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Amos, John, Little Gonerby, Grantham, Lincs., Windsor chairmaker and turner (1814–d. 1842). Chairs known impressed on the seat edge or bottom near splat ‘AMOS GRANTHAM’. There is an example at Temple Newsam House, Leeds. [D; Furn. Hist., 1978]
Atkins, John, Paradise St, Birmingham, Windsor chairmaker (1835). [D]
Aycliffe (or Ayliffe), George, Newport St, Covent Gdn, London, turner and chairmaker (1742–49). In 1742 he supplied Lord Monson with six Windsor chairs at 7s 6d each. May have been related to Thomas Aycliffe. [Lincoln RO, Monson 11/ 50; poll bk]
Baines, Henry, Lancaster, joiner and cm (1739–84). Admitted freeman as a joiner, 1739–40, and took eighteen app. joiners and cm between 3 September 1744 and 15 October 1785.
Banks, James jnr, Bondgate, Selby, Yorks., turner, dish, bowl, chair and shovel manufacturer (1837). [D] A low back crinoline stretcher Windsor chair bears the stamp on the front corner of the seat in a triangle, ‘J. BANKS SELBY’.
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.
Bigmore, Job, 1 White St, London, stained wood, japanned and Windsor chairmaker (1839). [D]
Broumhead, Rob., St Paul's Churchyard, at the ‘Red Lyon’, London, chairmaker(?) (1730). On 17 July 1730 he was paid £1 4s for ‘a Windsor chair with 4 seats’ supplied to Earl Fitzwalter at Moulsham Hall. [A. C.
Brown, —, address unrecorded (1757–58). Named in the Holkham Hall, Norfolk, accounts supplying six Windsor chairs, costing £1 16s in 1757; and five compass-back chairs, £1 16s, in 1758. [V & A archives]
Brown, John, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm and u (1718–68). Son of Richard Brown of Chipping Norton, Oxon., tallow chandler. App. to John James on 28 March 1718 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 6 October 1725.
Burr, Robert, Chatham, Kent, u, cm appraiser and auctioneer (1779–1839). Recorded at ‘108 opposite Room Lane’, c. 1792; 108 High St, 1805–07; Hammond Pl., 1823–24; no. 3, 1832–34; no. 5, 1838–39; and as ‘Burr-Junior’ at no. 3 in 1811.
Carter, Timothy, King St, Hammersmith, London, Windsor chairmaker (1804–08). He is probably the ‘Carter’ who was paid £3 3s 6d in May 1804 for ‘rustic chairs’, the transaction being recorded in the Heathcote account book.
Copeland, Robert, Liverpool, cm (1766–d. 1796). Initially traded from an address in High St but by 1772 had moved to 36 Lord St. The number in Lord St from 1781 was 32.
Cripps, John, address unknown, garden furniture supplier (1838–40). Recorded from February 1838 supplying rustic furniture and metalwork for the gardens at Buckingham Palace.
Crompton, William, London, turner (1735). Supplied Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1735 with a ‘Windsor Chair Civer'd [Covered] with Royal Mat’ for which 18s 6d was charged. The chair was for the Prince's house in St James's Park. [Furn. Hist., 1979]
Cure, George, the ‘Three Golden Chairs’, Haymarket, London, u (1721–d. 1759). Probably the son and successor of the George Cure working in London in the same trade, 1691– 1718. The business operated by George Cure jnr was of a substantial nature.
Day, Daniel, Mendlesham and Stoneham, Suffolk, chairmaker and carpenter (c. 1790). Thought to have lived and worked at a house in Fore St, and began trading as a wheel-wright.
Flatt, London, cm (1727–44). Supplied six Windsor chairs costing £2 5s in 1727 to Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Notice in Daily Advertiser, 13 October 1744 concerned the theft out of the House of Mr.
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.
Fowell, George, 3 Brickkiln St, Birmingham, cm and Windsor chairmaker (1828–35). Recorded at no. 3, 1830–35. [D]
Gabbitas(s), John, Worksop, Notts., Windsor chairmaker (1832–d. 1839). Trading at Radford, Worksop in 1832. One of a group of Windsor chairmakers operating in north Notts. from the second quarter of the 19th century.
Gabbitass Elizabeth, Eastgate, Worksop, Notts., Windsor chairmaker (1839–44). Wife of John Gabbitass who died 1839. A number of chairs stamped ‘E. GABBITASS WORKSOP’ have been recorded. [D; Furn. Hist., 1978; Christie's, 1 November 1979, lot 125]
Gorton, William, Bristol, turner and chairmaker (1793–1821). At Old King St, 1793–95; Penn St, 1799–1812; Trenchard St, 1813; and St James's Back, 1814–21.
Green, John, Leeds(?), chairmaker (1773). Twelve Windsor chairs at 5s each and a garden seat at £1 16s were purchased by Edwin Lascelles of Harewood House, Yorks., in October 1773. [Furn. Hist., 1965, 1979]
Hales, —, address unrecorded, cm (1739). Supplied ‘6 low back'd Windsor chairs’, costing £5 19s 6d to Holkham Hall, Norfolk, in 1739. [V&A archives]