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Blakesl(e)y (or Blaksley), Robert, York, carver, gilder and composition maker (1770–87). Recorded in Coney St in 1787. Admitted freeman by order in 1776.

Blea, —, Swerford, Oxon., ‘Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer, Carver Gilder, Sign Decoration Painter’ (c. 1830–40). So reads heading of bill which continues ‘Projecting Word Letters carved, Brass Door Plates etc. Neatly Engraved’. [Private coll.]

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.

Bolt, Thomas, 28 Margaret St, Cavendish Sq., London, cm (1837–38).

Bone, Henry, Truro, Cornwall, then Plymouth, Devon, carver and worker in wood (1755–72).

Bonifold, John, address unrecorded, chairmaker (1791–92).

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.

Boyle, James, at ‘The Golden Eagle’, Gt Pulteney St, Golden Sq., London, carver and gilder (1763–78).

Bradgate, Elisa, address unrecorded, u(?) (1725–26).

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.

Brooks, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., cm, carver, gilder and lookingglass manufacturer (1778–1840). Addresses given at 1 North Dockside in 1803; 50 Whitefriargate, 1806–14; no. 16, 1817–26; 48 Savile St, Osborne St, 1831–34; and no. 50, 1835–40.

Brookshaw, George, 48 Gt Marlborough St, London, cm, commode maker, ‘Peintre-Ebéniste par Extraordinaire’ (1783–86). Employed at Carlton House, 1783–86, when his bill totalling £55 15s 6d was examined by Henry Holland.

Brown, Frederick snr, 179 Wardour St West, ‘late 32 Charlotte St.’, London, ‘Practical Carver, Gilder & Picture framer’ (c. 1825). Regency carved giltwood convex mirror with elaborate carved foliage and eagle recorded bearing label.

Brown, J., address unrecorded, plate-glass and looking-glass manufacturer (1838–40).

Brum(m)ell, George, Newcastle, cm, glass grinder and carpenter (1754–1801). Trading at ‘The Foot of the Side’, 1763; and Pilgrim St, 1778–1801. [D] Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754, and James Paine's Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Seats, 1767.

Brumfield (or Bro(o)mfield), Philip, London, carver and gilder to the Crown (1661–67).

Burnett, Thomas, Strand, London, u and cm (1744–74). Recorded at ‘The King's Arms, against the New Church in the Strand’, 1747–66, and no. 61 Strand, 1760–74. [D] In partnership with Gilbert Burnett, 1747–74.

Byfield, Thomas, Soho, London, carver and gilder (1793–1827). Recorded in partnership with James Byfield at 16 Wardour St in 1793 and alone at 39 Old Compton St, 1809–25.

Cashen, Christopher, 122 Duke St, Liverpool, carver and gilder (1823–24). App. to William Cashen and admitted freeman 5 September 1823. Took an app.

Chapman, J., Spalding, Lincs., joiner and cm (1792). On 27 March 1792 advertised for two journeymen joiners and cm offering from twelve to fifteen shillings a week each as wages.

Cheere, Sir Henry, St Margaret's, Westminster, London, carver (b. 1703–d. 1781). For details of the work of this noted sculptor in stone see Gunnis. Amongst the Blackett accounts for Fenham Hall, Northumb.

Chenery, Benjamin, near the Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk, carver (1743–59).

Chippendale, Thomas snr, London, cm (b. 1718–d. 1779).

Redsdale, Benjamin, address unrecorded. Label with name and the date, 7 April 1779, found on a carved mahogany sidetable with male mask in centre of apron. [Christie's, 22 November 1974]

Rhodes, William, London, u and cm (1754–1804). Addresses given at Knight St in 1768; Ivy Lane in 1771; 127 Holborn, opposite Fetter Lane, 1777–1800; no. 27 in 1778; and Warwick Ct in 1802, no. 7 in 1803. Son of William Rhodes, victualler of Greenwich.