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Barefoote, Josiah, London, cm and u (d. 1744). Sale of stock announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 May 1744: ‘The Upholstery & Cabinet Goods of Mr Josiah Barefoote, deceas'd within Two Doors of Durham Yard in the Strand, viz.
Birchall, William, Queen Sq., Bath, Som., u and cm (1770–93). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for £1,400, of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £1,010. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 242, p. 613] See Thomas Bird.
London; cabinet maker, upholder and ‘tapissier’ (fl.1728–d. 1775)
Brettingham, Matthew & Lillie, James, London. Between 1756–59 the architect Brettingham and the carver and joiner Lillie worked together at Holkham Hall, Norfolk.
Bromhead, —, address unrecorded (1727). Named in the Holkham Hall accounts supplying ‘4 Russia chairs and 2 settees etc.’ costing £11, in 1727. [V & A archives]
Chapman, Thomas, Old Bethlem, London, cm and bedsteadmaker (1748–83). App. to John Price, upholder of London, in September 1741 for seven years. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754.
Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert
London; cabinet maker and upholder (fl.1767–88)
72 St Martin's Lane, London; upholder and cabinet maker (b.c. 1715– 78)
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.
Edinburgh, Scotland and 56 Greek St, Soho, London; upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1736-79)
Dawes, Richard, address unrecorded.
Dunton, William, London, cm and u (1715–d. 1764). Trading in Bedford St, Covent Gdn in 1733. Son of John Dunton, yeoman, of Ryslip, (Ruislip) Middlx, and brother of John Dunton, jnr, to whom he was app. on 7 March 1715/16.
Durham, John, London, cm and u (1821–35). Trading at 16 Catherine St, Strand, 1823–28; and 16 Rupert St, Haymarket, 1829–35. Stock consisted of varieties of folding, camp and field beds, combined settee, couch and cabinet beds.
Evans, Cadwalader, address unrecorded, cm (1724–30). Carried out much jobbing and general repair work for the Monson family. Bills to Lady Mary Saunderson submitted between 1724–30 totalled £85 0s 11d, and refer generally to furniture repairs.
Everard, Richard, address unrecorded, chairmaker (1702–25). In 1702 he provided walnut chairs and a nursing chair for Wriothesley, 2nd Duke of Bedford, at a cost of £3 6s; and in 1709 twenty walnut chairs for £8.
Faucon, James, London, cm and glass-grinder (1731–32). An advertisement appeared 119 times in the Daily Post, between 16 February 1731 and 26 September 1732, announcing the sale of ‘goods of the noted 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.
Gainge, —, address unknown, joiner (1732–40). Recorded supplying furniture to Earl Fitzwalter for Moulsham Hall, Essex. In November 1734 he was paid £2 12s 6d for a mahogany dining table 4ft 3in.
49, Wardour Street, Soho, London; chairmaker and turner (fl.1779–c. 1824)
Dublin, Ireland: upholder and auctioneer (fl.1745-57)
Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard
London; cabinet maker and upholders (1748–96)
Guidot, Anthony, London, upholder (1708–27). Son of Richard Guidot of Ropley, Hants., Gent. Brother of William Guidot snr, who was his app. 1716–24, and father of William Guidot jnr, both London upholders. Anthony Guidot was app.
Hackwaite, —, address unrecorded. In 1746 received £3 9s for a settee, a stand for a basin and mending a table at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. [V&A archives]