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Banting, France & Co., 27 St James's St, London, cm and u (1813–40).

Bramah, J. & Sons, west end of Piccadilly, London, ‘Patent Engine Lock & Water Closet Manufacturer’ (1807–23).

Clark, John, Kirkbymoorside, Yorks., joiner, cm, toy dealer and ironmonger (1823). In 1823 in Crown Sq. A mahogany tea caddy, cross banded, with brass paw feet and ring handle was sold by Phillips (Leeds), 20 October 1982. In style it looked c.

Cobb, John, 72 St Martin's Lane, London, u and cm (c. 1715– 78). John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p.

Cooke, John, Chester, cm (1765–89). Free 18 February 1765 after serving as app. under Philip Prestbury of Chester, cm. By 1771 had set up in business in Eastgate St.

Daw, —, Cheapside, London. Label recorded on Regency sarcophagus-shaped tea caddy, c.

Dobson, William, Strand, London, ‘HARDWAREMAN, STATIONER, &c., Dealer in fine Cutlery, Manufacturers of Pocket Books, Writing Desks, Shaving, Dressing, Cases &c.’ (1797–1847). Recorded at no. 165, 1797–1805; no.

France, William snr, St Martin's Lane, London, cm and u (1734?–d. 1773). William France snr who had a distinguished patronage, and whose firm continued after his death in various titles (noted at end of entry), may have been born in 1734.

Gates, William, St Martin's Lane, London, cm (1774–after 1800). William Gates was a cm who specialized in fine inlay and engraved woodwork.

Gillow, Lancaster and London cm (c. 1730–after 1840).

Goodison, Benjamin, ‘Golden Spread Eagle’, Long Acre, London, cm (c. 1700–67). Benjamin Goodison first comes to notice on 7 September 1719 when he signed for money for ‘my master’ James Moore from the Duchess of Marlborough. [BL, Add.

Hallett, William snr, Gt Newport St, Long Acre, London, cm (b. c. 1707–d. 1781), Hallett, William jnr, cm (c. 1730–d. 1767). In 1938 the late R. W. Symonds published an article on Hallett, Vile and Cobb [Conn., April 1938, pp.

Hargrave, —, Hull, Yorks. Mahogany serpentine side table, c. 1780, recorded, bearing label.

Haupt, Georg, resident in London 1767 or 1768–69, cm (b. 1741–d. 1784). Georg Haupt was born in Stockholm on 10 August 1741.

Hobbs, George, London, cm (1764). Mahogany kneehole writing table recorded with label inside drawer stating: ‘London 27 June 1764. Mr. Field. My sisters receipt shall be a discharge from me to you whenever you shall please to pay her.

Hodson, John, London, upholder and cm (1709–86). Son of Thomas Hodson, innholder of Lincoln. App. to Thomas Arne jnr on 23 February 1709, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 3 December 1718. Took app.

Hughes, Robert, 115 Piccadilly, opposite Green Park, London, undertaker, u and cm to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (1827–39). Submitted a bill to the Rt Hon. Lord Gwydir, receipted on 5 June 1827.

Hutchin(s), Hassall (or Hassil), London, upholder, cm and auctioneer (1769–90). Recorded at King St, Covent Gdn, 1773–83; and no. 41, 1783–90. In 1777 Hassett Hutchins of Hart St, Covent Gdn, insured a house at 115 Strand, near Somerset House, for £60.

Linnell, John, London, cm, u and carver (1729–d. 1796). John Linnell was the eldest son of William Linnell and his wife, Mary Butler. He was probably trained as a furniture maker in his father's workshop although he was not formally app.

Naish, Catherine, St Mary-le-Strand, London, u and chairmaker (1759–72). A noted supplier of furniture to the Royal family.

Oakley, George (& various partners), London, cm and u (1773–1840).

Quirke, Tom, address unrecorded. Worked at Shardeloes, Bucks. in May 1769 providing two large bookcases ‘with open pediment cornices with door framed ovals flat bead and flush.

Rob(b)ins, John, London, u, auctioneer, warehouseman and cm (1776–1828). Addresses given at 28 Chancery Lane, 1776–94, and Warwick House, Beak St, Golden Sq., 1793– 1828. He is also listed at 170 Regent St, 1825–28.