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Adair, John, London, carver and gilder (1749–69). Recorded at St Ann's Ct, Covent Gdn in 1749 but by 1763 was established at Wardour St, Soho. Worked at Shardeloes, Bucks., Croome Ct and the Church of St Mary Magdelene, Croome D'Abitot, Worcs.
Alken, Sefferin, London, carver (1744–83). In 1744 his address was given as St James's, Westminster, and from 1760 he was at Dufour's Ct, Broad St, Golden Sq.
Allin, William, Newark, Notts., cm (1770–88). Insured with the Sun Fire Office in 1776 for a total of £1,000 of which £400 was for utensils and stock.
Anderson, Jonathan & Perry, Joshua, 59 Foregate St, Worcester, paper hangers, decorative house sign and furniture painters, carvers, gilders and frame makers (1820–33).
Ansell, Robert, Edward St, Cavendish Sq., London, carver and gilder (1767–80). In 1777 insured his workshop in Edward St with utensils and stock with the Sun Fire Office for £600. Insured house in Margaret St, Cavendish Sq. in 1775 for £500.
Anson, G., Broadmead, Bristol, carver and gilder (before 1798). Ceased business in June 1798 when his stock and tools were sold by auction.
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.
Armstrong, Michael, Widemarsh St, Hereford, carver in wood and stone, gilder and picture frame maker (1776).
Ashlin, William, 6 Belton St, Long Acre and 68 Strand, London, carver, gilder and looking-glass maker (1789–1826). Initially trading solely from the Belton St address.
Bagster, James, 20–21 Piccadilly, London, cm, upholder, looking-glass maker, tentmaker; carpet, bedding, cabinet warehouse manufactory owner (1782–1808).
Bailey, William & Co., 102 Curtain Rd, and 1 and 2 Bateman's Row, London, cm and looking-glass manufacturer (1825–79).
Barnard, John, London, carver and gilder (1781). On 29 April 1781 he supplied ‘a pare tree frame two Edges Carv'd and gilt with board & glass to Ditto 2.6.’, to the Hon. Mrs Henrietta Howard of South Audley St, London.
Bealing, Richard, London, u (1672–1711). Named frequently in the Royal Household accounts between 1688–1711, supplying bedding, cushions, upholstered furniture, curtains etc.
Beckwith, John, 5 Rathbone Pl., Oxford St, London, upholder and cm (1806–16). Also recorded at 8 Stangate St, Lambeth, in 1808. Trade card [Banks Coll., BM] shows Grecian sofa and elaborate draped window pelmet, and reads ‘from St. Martin's Lane’.
Beckwith, Samuel, 101 and 105 St Martin's Lane, London, u (1774–1808). One of Thomas Chippendale's employees who receipted the Audley End account (1774) on behalf of the firm.
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, 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, J., north side of the Square, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, carver and gilder (1824).
Bellamy, —, address unrecorded (1734). Named in the Holkham Hall accounts in 1734 supplying a large gilt frame for Lord Thanet's picture costing £6, and 2 picture frames costing £6 6s. [V & A archives]
Bickerstaff, William, 2 Little Vere St, Piccadilly, London, carver and gilder (1829).
Bishop, —, Long Acre, London, ‘from Edinburgh’, gilder and carver (late 18th century). Hepplewhite-style oval mirror recorded bearing label which states that he ‘performs carving & gilding in all its branches, viz.
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.
Blakesl(e)y (or Blaksley), Robert, York, carver, gilder and composition maker (1770–87). Recorded in Coney St in 1787. Admitted freeman by order in 1776.
Bland, Charles, London, cm and u (1672–80). Named in the Royal Household accounts as a cm to Charles II.