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Arbuthnot, Philip, Villers St, Strand, London, cm, japanner and looking-glass seller (1702–27). One of the most fashionable furniture suppliers of the first decades of the 18th century.
Beckwith, John, 5 Rathbone Pl., Oxford St, London, upholder and cm (1806–16). Also recorded at 8 Stangate St, Lambeth, in 1808. Trade card [Banks Coll., BM] shows Grecian sofa and elaborate draped window pelmet, and reads ‘from St. Martin's Lane’.
Biffin, James, St Pancras, Chichester, Sussex, chairmaker and turner (1826–32). In partnership with John and Charles Biffin in East Gate in 1832. [D] Chair of imitation bamboo, c. 1800, recorded inscribed ‘J. BIFFIN’. [V & A archives]
Binder, William, Marylebone Rd, London, cm and u (c. 1830). Upholstered easy chair with simulated bamboo frame recorded bearing label.
Channon, John, 109 St Martin's Lane, London, cm (b. 1711–d. c. 1783). In the 18th century there were many Channons living in Exeter and Tiverton, and it is not always possible to establish their precise relationship to each other.
Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert, London, cm and u (1767–88). At 2 Beak St, Golden Sq., 1767–75 when the address became 28 Warwick St, Golden Sq. The Beak St address was still being used by Robert Chipchase as late as 1787.
Crace, John & Sons, London, painter, gilders and decorators (1802–26). Initially at 158 Drury Lane but by 1808 had moved to 59 Gt Queen's St, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Edson, John, London, chairmaker, cm and u (1794–1819). Trading at 28 Berwick St, 1794–96, and 74 Titchfield St, Fitzroy Sq., 1806–19.
Elliott, Charles, London, cm and u (1752–d. 1832) and successors. Charles Elliott was one of the chief London cm of the late 18th century. He held royal appointments from 1783–c.
Elward, George & Marsh, William, succeeded by Elward, Marsh & Bailey; Elward, Marsh & Tatham; Marsh & Tatham; Tatham & Bailey; Tatham, Bailey & Saunders; Bailey & Saunders; Edward Bailey; Mount St, near Charles St, London, cm
Francis, William, 104 New Bond St, London, cm and u (1793–1840). For details of Francis's career in partnership with his brother-in-law see entry on Charles Elliott.
Gillow, Lancaster and London cm (c. 1730–after 1840).
Gilney, Christopher, Castle Ditches, Norwich, cm (1793–1806). First recorded in 1793 as a subscriber to Sheraton's Drawing Book.
Goertz, H. L. (Heinrich Ludwig or Henry Louis), Windsor, Berks., u and cm (1814–40). Goertz apparently immigrated to England from his native Hanover between 1799 and 1802 when that city was under Napoleonic threat.
Graham, Joseph & partners, London, cm and u (1767–1829). This business started by Joseph Graham involved various other members of the family in partnership.
Harden, G. B., Queen St and/or St Ann's, Manchester, u and cm (1810–11). Submitted bill to Sir John Leicester of Tabley House, Cheshire, on 12 November 1810, totalling £23 8s 6d and paid on 9 May 1811.
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.
Hopkins, William, Greek St, Soho, London. On 12 November 1802 supplied the Prince of Wales with a ‘very neat Etruscan Japand Chinese Lanthorn’, with imitation bamboo canes and canopy top with twelve brass bells.
McBean, Anne, Castle Hill, Windsor, Berks., cm and u (1820–41).
Moore, James snr, Nottingham Ct, Short's Gdns, St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, cm (c. 1670–d. 1726). Moore may be the ‘James Moore’ born to James and Mary Moore, and christened on 10 December 1670 at St Dunstan's, Stepney.
Nix, George, London, cm (1744–51). Information about George Nix is somewhat sparse. In 1716 he is described as ‘citizen and joiner’ and recorded taking app. named Edward, son of Edward Halfhide, citizen and joiner, on 15 August for a payment of £15.
Oakley, George (& various partners), London, cm and u (1773–1840).
Pratt, —, Kingston, Surrey, chairmaker (1796). On 28 May 1794 invoiced ‘6 Neat Cottage Chairs with rush seats, moulded japann'd Bamboo’ to Mrs Garrick at a cost of 10/each. [V&A Lib., 86 NN 4 (1)–10]
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.
Ratcliffe, John, Chester, cm (1812–37). Trading in Foregate St, 1812–19; Britain's Entry in 1826; and Brook St in 1837. Admitted freeman on 10 October 1812.