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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.
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.
Batlerson, —, Berkeley Row, Berkeley Sq., London, cm and chairmaker (1744). Advertised in November 1744 as supplying ‘wallnut tree chairs stuffed and covered with damask and Spanish leather, matted bottom Beach chairs of all sorts’.
Bealing, Richard, London, u (1672–1711). Named frequently in the Royal Household accounts between 1688–1711, supplying bedding, cushions, upholstered furniture, curtains etc.
Bingley, —, Chester(?), u (1720).
Boon, John, 9 Duke St, Liverpool, with shop at 1 Waterloo Pl., Church St, cm and u (1827). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827.
Bracken, —, London(?), u (1778). Immediately put in charge of the hasty refurnishing of Thorndon Hall by Lord Petre for the visit of George III in October 1778, first proposed by the King on 22 September.
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.
Bromwich, Thomas, at ‘The Golden Lyon’, Ludgate Hill, London, paper stainer and u (1748–d. 1787). Trade card, dated 1748, states that he ‘Makes and Sells all manner of Screens, Window Blinds, and Covers for Tables, Cabins, Stair-Cases, &c.
Brookshaw, George, 48 Gt Marlborough St, London, cm, commode maker, ‘Peintre-Ebéniste par Extraordinaire’ (1783–86). Employed at Carlton House, 1783–86, when his bill totalling £55 15s 6d was examined by Henry Holland.
Burrough(s) (or Borough(s)), John, at ‘Ye Looking Glass’, Cornhill, London, cm and looking-glass maker (1662–c. 1690). An account dated 17 June 1662 survives, totalling £60 11s, made out to ‘Mr. Clayton and Mr.
Burton, Samuel snr, London, u, cm, auctioneer and undertaker (1765–d. 1801). Addresses given in St Mary Axe, near Leadenhall St, c. 1765; 13 Houndsditch, 1768–83; no. 15, 1778–86; no. 11, 1782–83; and no. 8, 1782–1801.
Chambers, Samuel, Milk St, London, u (1709–68). Son of Abraham Chambers of Selling, Kent, yeoman. App. to Henry Winton, 10 March 1709/10 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 7 May 1718. Master of the Upholders’ Co., 1746.
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.
Clarke, William, London, u (1688–1707).
Clarkson, William, ‘The King's Head’, corner of Old Bedlam, Moorfields, London, upholder, appraiser, cm and undertaker (c. 1760). His trade card states that he ‘Makes & sells all Sorts of Upholstery, Cabinet Goods viz.
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.
Couldwell, Roger, Bartholomew Close, London, u (1709). Said to have removed from his lodgings in Bartholomew Close with ‘8 yards of Rich Sky-colour'd Red Damask, large Figure, cut out for use, with Silk lace’.
Crow, Augustin, Bartholomew Close, near Smithfield, London, u (d. by 1689). Successor to Alderman William Crow. Augustin Crow was already dead by April 1689 when his stock was disposed of.
Cuenot, John Antoine, Warwick St, Golden Sq., London, carver (1744–62). Although included in Mortimer's London Directory of 1763 he had probably died the year previously and the John Cuenot at this address in 1763 was his son.
Cullen, James, 56 Greek St, Soho, London, u and cm (1754–79). Listed in London directories between 1765 and 1779.
Cure, George, London, upholder (1691–1718). In 1709 in Hay market but in 1718 in King St, St Ann, Westminster. Recorded in the Royal Household accounts for 1691 working on a substantial order.
Cutter, Charles, Warwick St, Golden Sq., London, carver and gilder and painter (1805–18). Trading from 22 Warwick Sq. by July 1806 when he took out insurance cover of £550 which included £250 in respect of stock, utensils and goods in trust.
Dowbiggin(g) (or Dowbiggen), Thomas, Mount St, London, Royal cm and u (b. 1788–d. 1854). After long neglect, Dowbiggin has at last come to light as probably the most highly reputed and successful cm of the 2nd quarter of the 19th century.
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.