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Allen, Henry, London (?), cm (1669–73). Supplied fourteen pieces of furniture to William, 5th Earl of Bedford at a cost of £66 16s.
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.
Astley, Abraham, ‘The Rising Sun’, Harp Alley, Fleet Ditch, London, u and cm (c. 1720). Probably related to Isaac Astley who traded at the same address.
Barefoote, Josiah, London, cm and u (d. 1744). Sale of stock announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 May 1744: ‘The Upholstery & Cabinet Goods of Mr Josiah Barefoote, deceas'd within Two Doors of Durham Yard in the Strand, viz.
Bateman, John, ‘The Golden Ball’ by the Dytchside, Holborn Bridge, London, cm (date unrecorded). A walnut bureau is recorded bearing the label of John Bateman. [C. Life, 14 June 1962, p. 1420]
Bayfield, John Joachim, address unrecorded, cm (?), (1721). Name and date ‘Aug. 1721’ pencilled on carcase of early 18th-century walnut folding-top card table, private English coll.
Bayles, Lucy, address unrecorded, cm and u (1745–46). Carried out work for Robert Nugent of Gosfield Hall, Essex, for his London house in Dover St.
Bealing, Richard, London, u (1672–1711). Named frequently in the Royal Household accounts between 1688–1711, supplying bedding, cushions, upholstered furniture, curtains etc.
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.
Belchier, John, ‘The Sun’, South side of St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1717–d. 1753). A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin.
Bell, Daniel, London, cm and u (1725–31).
Bell, Daniel, St Martin's Lane, London, cm (1724–34). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 11 May 1728 for £1,800 on his dwellings, stock in trade and merchandise, fortunately, since on 13 October that year ‘a violent fire broke out at a Mr.
Bell, Elizabeth, ‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1740–c. 1758). Successor to Henry Bell at this address and almost certainly his widow.
Bell, Henry, ‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1736–d. 1740). Successor to Coxed & Woster at this address.
Bennet(t), Samuel, ‘at the Sign of the Cabinet’, Lothbury, London, cm (c. 1695–d. 1741).
Bernard, John, London, u (1697–1701). In 1697 supplied to St Paul's, London, ‘12 high fine Russia Leather Chaires, 1 Great Chaire, 50 velvet cushions, 2 great Chaires, frames of walnut finely carved’, the bill totalling £129 12s 6d.
Bessant, —, address unrecorded (1755). The Holkham Hall accounts record payment of £4 14s 6d for 4 walnut drawers in 1755. [V & A archives]
Bickadike (Bickerdike or Bickersdike), John, Newcastle, cm (1734–59). Supplied many items to Gibside, Co.
Bladwell, John, Bow St, Covent Gdn, London, u, cm and chairmaker (1724–68). These dates possibly cover two related tradesmen.
Bodham, Philip, ‘The Three Chairs’, Bartholomew Close, West Smithfield, London, u (1719–24). ‘Was partner with the late Mr. John Hibbert, is now remov'd to the next door’, as above.
Bonnel(l), Thomas, 133 Long Acre, London, upholder and cm (1744–d. 1782). In partnership with William Simmon(d)s, cm, St Martin-in-the-Fields, when declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., April 1744.
Bradford, John, ‘Printing-House-Yard in Black-Friers’, London, cm (c. 1674–75). Walnut parquetry cabinet or chest of drawers with compass stringing recorded, one drawer of which is lined with cancelled MS accounts of 1674–75.
Bradshaw, William, London, cm, u and ‘tapissier’ (1728–d. 1775). Workshops at Frith St, 1728–32; the ‘Gr. House’, 27 Soho Sq. and 59–60 Greek St, 1732–47; 60 Greek St, 1748–51; no. 59, 1752–55; and Princes St, Hanover Sq., 1756–62.
Bransby, Robert, St Bartholomew-the-Great, London, u (1668–74). One of the agents in Britain for the tapestry firm of Michiel and Philip Wauters, Antwerp.
Bray, Joseph, address unrecorded, cm (1729–30).