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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.

Banks, —, address unrecorded (1750). Cited in the Holkham Hall accounts in 1750 as being paid £2 2s for a mahogany dining table, and £9 for a small wainscot table.

Baxter, Francis, address unrecorded (1709–25). Carried out work at Chicheley Hall, Bucks., between 1709–25 supplying in August 1709 a Communion Table for the Church, and in April 1723 wainscotting ‘little room with Elm’, costing £10 15s.

Bedwell, William, the Butter Mkt, Ipswich, Suffolk, joiner and cm (1723–42). As only joiner he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 6 January 1723 for £200 on his dwelling house in the parish of St Stephen.

Best, —, address unrecorded (1734). Provided ‘a wainscot pair of chests of drawers’ costing £1 8s for Holkham Hall in 1734. [V & A archives]

Bickadike (Bickerdike or Bickersdike), John, Newcastle, cm (1734–59). Supplied many items to Gibside, Co.

Billups, William, Cambridge, joiner (1664–1688).

Bladwell, John, Bow St, Covent Gdn, London, u, cm and chairmaker (1724–68). These dates possibly cover two related tradesmen.

Brailsford, William, Sheffield, Yorks., cm and u (1774–1837). Trading with Thomas Brailsford at High St in 1774; alone at Norfolk St in 1787; at 3 Market St in 1797; and at 3 George St in 1837. [D] Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Bream(e) (or Braem), Jasper, London, inlayer and cm (1684–d. c. 1696). Trading in St Clement Danes parish before 1696.

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.

Burrows, Richard, Saffron Walden, Essex, cm and u (1777–87). Named in the accounts for Audley End, Essex, where he supplied Sir John Griffin Griffin with ‘12 Stained Chairs @ 4/10 for Steward's Room’, in 1777.

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.

Cure, George, the ‘Three Golden Chairs’, Haymarket, London, u (1721–d. 1759). Probably the son and successor of the George Cure working in London in the same trade, 1691– 1718. The business operated by George Cure jnr was of a substantial nature.

Derignee (Devignee or Derique(e)), Robert, carver and gilder (1691–1707). Supplied carved and gilt furniture for the Royal palaces in the reign of William and Mary.

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.

Evans, Cadwalader, address unrecorded, cm (1724–30). Carried out much jobbing and general repair work for the Monson family. Bills to Lady Mary Saunderson submitted between 1724–30 totalled £85 0s 11d, and refer generally to furniture repairs.

Evans, H. Samuel, address unrecorded, joiner and chairmaker (1832–36).

Evans, Samuel, address unrecorded, joiner and chairmaker (1826–31).

Fort (or Forst), Alexander, London, joiner (c. 1645–1706). App. to Henry Phillips, 1659. Master Joiner in the Office of Works, 1678, but not able to take it up until 1688.

Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard, London, cm and upholders (1748–96). Although the firm of John Gordon and John Taitt received a number of important commissions in the 1770s, relatively little is known about the two partners’ early careers.

Hall, Joseph, Hull, Yorks., cm, carpenter and joiner (1740–54). Son of Joseph Hall, joiner; admitted burgess in 1740. In 1749 his app.

Hibbert, John, London, u (1668–d.1717). Trading in Bartholomew Close by 1717, when he died and was succeeded at this address by his partner, Philip Bodham.

Hindes, James, address unrecorded, cm (1764). Named in the Earl of Egremont's accounts in 1764 receiving £12 3s 9d for work done at Petworth House, Sussex, including carpet work, wainscotting, and providing a mahogany Pembroke table.

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.