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Bell, —, address unrecorded, cm (c. 1750–75). Mahogany Master's armchair with full padded back, surmounted by shield with bacchus head, scrolled arms, and cabriole leg with scroll foot recorded from Vintners’ Hall, London. [V & A archives]
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.
Bertram, William, 100 Dean St, Soho, London, u (1839). [D] Brass-inlaid mahogany kneehole desk in French style recorded in private collection with stamped name and address on edge of central drawer.
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.
Brown, James, St Paul's Churchyard, London, u and cm (1747–96). Traded initially at the sign of ‘The King's Arms’ on the south side of St Paul's Churchyard which had been previously used by Christopher Gibson.
Chisholme, Thomas, 7 Gt Pulteney St, London, cm (1773–93). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.
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.
Collier, Francis, Stafford, cm (1778). A Queen Anne style walnut chair with a solid splat back and cabriole legs with a drop-in seat is known stamped ‘F. COLLIER’. Bankruptcy announced, Leicester Journal, 7 March 1778.
Crook, Benjamin snr, ‘The George & White Lyon’, south side of St Paul's Churchyard, London, joiner and cm (1732–50). Although he was not elected freeman of the Joiners’ Co.
Dawes, Bartholomew, 20 Carlisle St, Soho, London, u, cm and undertaker (1826–39). Worked for Lord Viscount Lowther in July 1838, ‘Reframing a Gilt Cabriole Sofa thoroughly repairing Do. and making good the carving’, for £2 15s.
Dawes, Richard, address unrecorded.
Dodgson, George, address unrecorded. William IV mahogany library chair recorded, of eccentric design with saddle-shaped seat and rounded back of Windsor influence, twisted spindle splats, shaped toprail and cabriole legs; stamped George Dodgson.
Dubourdieu, A. & Clark, Z., at ‘The Three Chairs’, Cannon St, near the London Stone, London, u, appraisers and undertakers (c. 1740).
Durant, I., address unrecorded. Three late 18th-century part-gilt cabriole chairs in the French taste from Newton Park, Bristol, recorded bearing stamp of ‘I. DURANT’ on seat rails. [Sotheby's 9 May 1941, lot 145]
Edmundson, Richard, Liverpool, cm and u (1779–1839). Admitted freeman of Lancaster, 1779–80, when stated ‘of Liverpool’, and polled at Lancaster in 1784.
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.
Elliott, John, High St, Leicester, cm, chairmaker, joiner and turner (b. 1713 — emigrated to America 1753). Elliott, a Quaker, was born 8 August 1713 in Bolton, Lancs, and after being app.
Ellison, Thomas, Liverpool, u (1767–96). Addresses given in High St, 1767–73; 22 Sparling St, 1787; and no. 39 in 1796. [D] Advertised a lottery of his furniture at Sparling St in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 13 September 1790.
Garbanati, Joseph, London, carver and gilder (1807–39). Shown in 1808 at both 22 and 89 High Holborn. The latter address is listed for a Joshua Garbanati but his different Christian name is almost certainly a directory error.
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.
Grendey, Giles, London, cm (b. 1693–d. 1780). Giles Grendey was born in Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., the son of William Grendey, and his wife Anne (neé Hall). In 1709 he was app. to William Sherborne, a second-generation London joiner.
Hakewell, John, London, furniture painter (1769). In April 1769 he was paid £2 8s ‘for Painting 8 Cabriole Chairs Crimson and White’ at Shelburne House, Berkeley Sq., London. [Bowood MS]
Halford, Edward, Sleaford, Lincs. Oak dressing table, c.1740, recorded, bearing label which reads: ‘EDWARD HALFORD, In Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Hall, Joseph, Hull, Yorks., cm, carpenter and joiner (1740–54). Son of Joseph Hall, joiner; admitted burgess in 1740. In 1749 his app.
Hargrave, —, Hull, Yorks. Mahogany serpentine side table, c. 1780, recorded, bearing label.