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Honiss, William Henry (1837-39)

Honiss, William Henry, York St (or Buildings), Hastings, and 43 Marina, St Leonards, Sussex, u (1837–39). Advertised in Sussex Agricultural Express, 10 June 1837, offering thanks for fifteen years of liberal patronage, and stating that he has ‘an extensive assortment of Furniture which he is enabled to offer at very low prices, for ready money consisting of loo, dining, Pembroke and other tables; chiffonirs, sideboards, elegant mahogany and other chairs, wardrobes, chests of drawers, mahogany, stained and painted bedsteads, beds, matresses, wash-hand-stands, dressing tables, chimney, pier, and swing glasses, floor cloths, painted baizes &c.’ He also offered invalid furniture for hire or purchase to visitors; wallpaper fitting service; and hire of furniture, plate and cutlery. He also offered his services as auctioneer, appraiser, house and estate agent; and gave his address at York House, Priory, Hastings. Advertised sale of ‘Patent Imperial Cottage Piano Forte’ in Sussex Agricultural Express, 23 September 1837; and an auction on 31 March 1838. [D]

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