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Adamson, Robert, Fenchurch St, London, cm, joiner and mahogany turner (1751–66). His trade card [Heal; MMA; NY] states that he ‘Makes all sorts of Cabinet Looking Glasses and Mahogany Goods at the lowest Prices. NB.
Alden, Anne, Below the conduit, Exeter, Devon, u (1717–24). In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724.
London; carver (fl.1744–83)
Allin, William, Newark, Notts., cm (1770–88). Insured with the Sun Fire Office in 1776 for a total of £1,000 of which £400 was for utensils and stock.
Arrowsmith, H. & A.
London; cabinet makers (1853)
Exhibited a zebrawood cabinet with painted panels representing ‘Woman’s History’ at the 1853 New York Exhibition (illus. Meyer (2006), p. 84).
Audley, William jnr & John
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.
London & Gloucestershire; cabinet maker (b.1865-d.1926)
Barry, William, 15 Junction Dock St, Hull, Yorks., cm, u, paper hanger and furniture broker (1831–40).
Belshaw, Edmund jnr, Liverpool, cm (1802–05). Admitted freeman on 8 July 1802. Took app. in 1802 named Samuel Sharrat, who petitioned freedom in 1818.
Bijar, Robert and Mary
Dublin, Ireland; japanners and wallpaper sellers (fl.1742-69)
Blyth & Sons
London & Liverpool; upholsterers and furniture makers (fl.c.1871-86)
Bonynge, —, address unrecorded, upholder (1795). Two of a set of six painted beechwood armchairs signed ‘BONYNGE UPHOLDER 1795’, exhibited by D. Drey, Antique Fair, Grosvenor House, 7–22 June 1962. [Conn., June 1962, p.
London; carver (fl.1720–d. 1743)
London; cabinet maker, upholder, appraiser, undertaker (fl.1750–d. 1781)
London; cabinet maker, upholder and ‘tapissier’ (fl.1728–d. 1775)
48 Gt Marlborough St, London; cabinet maker, commode maker (fl. 1783-8)
Brown, James, St Paul's Churchyard, London, u and cm (1747–96). Traded initially at the sign of ‘The King's Arms’ on the south side of St Paul's Churchyard which had been previously used by Christopher Gibson.
St Paul's Churchyard, London; cabinet maker and upholsterer (1718–68)
Brown, W., 6 Gt George St, Liverpool, cm and u (1832–34). Advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 18 May 1832, that he ‘has removed from 41 St. James Street to No. 6 Great George Street’. Sale of stock announced, same paper, 2 May 1834, ‘of Mr. W.
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.
Campbell, Smith & Co.
London; decorators of interiors and furniture (fl.1873-86)
109 St Martin's Lane, London; cabinet maker (b. 1711–d. c. 1783)
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.
Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert
London; cabinet maker and upholder (fl.1767–88)