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Bealing, Richard, London, u (1672–1711). Named frequently in the Royal Household accounts between 1688–1711, supplying bedding, cushions, upholstered furniture, curtains etc.
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.
Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert, London, cm and u (1767–88). At 2 Beak St, Golden Sq., 1767–75 when the address became 28 Warwick St, Golden Sq. The Beak St address was still being used by Robert Chipchase as late as 1787.
Cox, John, London, u (1713–49). In the period 1713–18 at the ‘Iron Balcony’, next door to Lord Craven's in Drury Lane, but by 1734 had moved to The Piazza, Covent Gdn. As early as 1713 he took an app.
Cullen, James, 56 Greek St, Soho, London, u and cm (1754–79). Listed in London directories between 1765 and 1779.
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.
Fell, Lawrence, London, cm (1766–97). In notable partnership with William Turton from c. 1770, and later with James Newton at 31 Compton St, 1781–84, and 63 Wardour St and 10 Bruton St in 1797.
Girard (or Le Girardy or Girardi), —, address unknown, u (c. 1784). Responsible for the painted state bed at Inveraray Castle, Strathclyde. [C. Life, 8 June 1978, p. 1622]
Hanson, William, address unrecorded, carpenter (1759). Put together the gilded State Bed designed by Borra for Stowe, Bucks., and now in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool. [V&A archives]
Hervé, François, Johns (or John) St, London, cm and chairmaker (1781–96).
How, Thomas, Jarman St, corner of Duke St, Westminster, London, u (1710–33). Took out separate insurance policies in 1714–15 on his goods and a house in Brompton, parish of Kensington. [GL, Sun MS vol 3, ref. 3753 and GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 14, p.
Hunt, Philip, ‘the Looking Glass & Cabinet’, East end St Paul's Churchyard, London, u and cm, (c. 1690). His trade card takes an unusual form.
Hutt, John, London, upholder (1710–d.1729). Recorded at ‘The Three Pillows’, over against the South Gate, St Paul's Church Yard, 1712–21.
Mayhew, John (1736–d. 1811) and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm.
Moore, James snr, Nottingham Ct, Short's Gdns, St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, cm (c. 1670–d. 1726). Moore may be the ‘James Moore’ born to James and Mary Moore, and christened on 10 December 1670 at St Dunstan's, Stepney.
Morant, George, London, interior decorator, cm, carver and gilder (1790–1839). In 1790 he founded a well-known firm of decorators and cm.
Nash, Thomas, ‘The Royal Bed’, Holborn Bridge, London, u (1714–d. 1748). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 16 July 1714 on goods and merchandise in his house.
Newton, James, 63 Wardour St, London, u and cm (1773–1821). Initially in partnership with Lawrence Fell, a former partner of Fell & Turton. James Newton is first recorded in Compton St at no. 37 in 1780 and 31 in 1781–83.
Norman, Samuel, London, carver and gilder (1746–67). Samuel Norman was app. to Thomas Woodin, carver and gilder, from 1746–53 for a premium of £15 15s. [PRO, IR 1/17] He set up his own business shortly after the end of his apprenticeship.
Phill, Thomas, ‘The Three Golden Chairs’, Strand, London, u (1700–d.1728). Free of the Upholders’ Co., 23 September 1700. Took as app. Thomas Collins of St Ives, Hunts. 2 June 1709 and he was made free, 4 November 1719.
Roberts, Thomas (1685–1714) and Richard (1714–1729), at ‘The Royal Chair’, Marylebone St, London, joiners, chairmakers and carvers.
Rogers, John, address unrecorded, u (1725). On 26 March 1725 Rogers was paid 1s. for ‘takeing down the Yellow China bed’ at Erddig, Denbighshire. This is possibly the state bed delivered in 1720, and still at Erddig.
Saunders, Paul, Soho Sq., London, upholder (b. 1722–d.1771), succeeded by Saunders, Hugh & Bracken, John, upholders (1774–94).
Smith, John and successors, Cambridge, joiners cm, u and undertakers (1698–1832). The first record of John Smith is when St John's College made a payment to him in 1698.
Turner, Hill & Pitter (or Pither), Strand, London. In 1732 made (or provided materials for) the green velvet state bed at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, for Sir Robert Walpole, at a cost of £1,219 3s 11d. [M. Jourdain, The Work of William Kent, p. 84]