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Brookshaw, George

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. This sum included £50 for supplying the Prince of Wales in 1783 with ‘an elegant commode highly finished with a basket of flowers painted in the front of the body and sprays of jasmine all over the top, and ditto on the front, the body with carved and gilt mouldings and legs’. Gilt wood armchair with original covers of silk damask recorded, stamped with the initials ‘G.B.’ for George Brookshaw. [Windsor Royal Archives, RA 25051; DEF; GCM; H. Clifford Smith, Buckingham Palace, p. 103; Nat. Trust Exhib., Edinburgh, August 1952]

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.