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Abbott, Anthony, Liverpool, upholder (b. 1773/74–d. 1831). Recorded in 1796 at 14 Rainford's Gdn and subsequently at Davies St, Hackins Hey and Bolt St. In 1816 he had a warehouse at 3 Lower Spaling St.

Allen, George, Fenchurch St, London, u, cm and looking-glass manufacturer to the Bank of England (1800–20). Son and successor of John Allen. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by patrimony on 7 May 1800.

Anderton, Henry, Liverpool, cm and upholder (1811–19). In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson.

Audley, William jnr & John, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs., u, cm and auctioneers (1812–39). Initially at Lad Lane but by 1822 had in addition premises in the High St. In the period 1818–22 the business is referred to as William Audley & Sons.

Bartlett, G., address unrecorded. In 1822 supplied chairs, curtains and carpet for Hampton Court Chapel. [PRO, LC11/35]

Beckwith, James, address unrecorded, cm (1814). Named in the Royal Household accounts on 5 January 1814 supplying new plate glass for dressing table in President's Room and blinds in Office Keeper's appartment, Council Office, Whitehall.

Blackburn(e), John, Liverpool, u (1772–83). Trading at Fenwick St, in 1772, with warehouse at 12 High St, 1773–74; and Pownall Sq., 1781–83. Admitted freeman on 23 July 1772.

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

Blyde, Charles, London, cm, u, appraiser and undertaker (c. 1760–84). Trading at ‘The Chair and Tea Chest’, c. 1760, the address given on his trade card framed by foliated Rococo scrolls, which states he was ‘Late foreman to Messrs.

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.

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.

Bosworth, James, Hereford, cm and u (1830–35). Ten bills dated 1830–35 from Bosworth to Capt. N. L.

Bradburn(e), John, London, cm, u, appraiser, undertaker (1750–d. 1781).

Bradshaw, George Smith, London, cm, u and tapestry maker (b. 1717–d. 1812). Addresses given at Greek St, Soho, 1737– 59; no. 59 from 1755 (previously the workshop of William Bradshaw); at 80 Dean St with store room at Sutton St, Soho Sq.

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.

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.

Brissenden (or Brissender), William, 203 High Holborn, London, u, cm, auctioneer and appraiser (1777–92). Trade card, c. 1780, shows a furnished interior including carpet and ceiling plasterwork.

Brooke(s) (or Brooks), William, White Lion Lane, Norwich, u (1776). Trade card, c. 1770, states that he ‘Executes all Kinds of Upholstery Work, In the newest Taste & on ye lowest Terms. NB.

Broster, William, Castle St, Liverpool, cm and toyman (1766–69).

Brown, Ralph, Newcastle, u (1768–1808). Trading at ‘The Royal Tent, Foot of the Side’, 1768–1792; and Dean St, no. 8 from Mosley St, 1792–1808. Trade card of elaborate Rococo design shows tent, sofa and French chair in the Chippendale style.

Browning, George, ‘In the East Pawn, over the Royal Exchange, up the great Stair-case in Cornhill, London’, upholder, appraiser and auctioneer (c. 1760). Trade card inscribed: ‘Houses Compleatly fitted up with all kinds of Furniture Viz.

Burlingham, John, 2 High St, Mile Town, Sheerness, Kent, cm and u (c. 1820–39). Trade card reads: ‘J. BURLINGHAM, Cabinet, Upholstery, Looking Glasses &c. CARPET WAREHOUSE … BELL and PAPER HANGING -COACH and HEARSE KEPT’. [D; Kent RO, U36/21]

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.

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.

Burton, Thomas, Whitehaven, Cumb., u (1791–d. 1821). Trading in Lowther St in 1811.