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Bott, Thomas (1816–39)

Addresses given at 10–11 Gt Portland St, Oxford St 1816–31, and 28 Margaret St, 1832–39. [D] Supplied furniture to Streatlam Castle, Co. Durham, receipts for which are dated July 1829 and January 1830. An estimate of 10 July 1829, totalling £67 4s, refers…

Duchesne, John & Thomas (1824–28)

John recorded at no. 2 in 1824; and with Thomas at no. 21, 1823–28. John took out a Sun Insurance policy on 31 May 1824 for £1,500, stock and utensils in his house accounting for £900. In 1826 he supplied a Mr Angier with a mahogany pedestal …

Elliott, Charles (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. 1810, and was succeeded as royal cm and u by William Francis, his brother-in-law and partner. The firm continued in the royal…

Mayhew, John and Ince, William (1736–d. 1811)

and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm. The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince (1758/59–1804) was one of the most significant, probably the…

Oakley, George (1773–1840)

The firm of George Oakley produced stylish furniture in the Grecian taste during the decades spanning the turn of the 19th century, and was one of the pioneers of ‘Buhl’ inlay, a form of decoration that regained popularity during the early years of the…

Seddon, George (1753–1868)

The firm of Seddon was the largest furniture-making firm in London in the last quarter of the 18th century when it employed more people, held more extensive stocks and produced a wider-range of goods than any other furnituremaking business It remained of…

Smallman, John (1771–72)

Supplied considerable quantities of furniture to Downton Castle Herefs. for Richard Payne Knight 1771–72. Three invoices are known, the first dated 20 February 1771 was for £118 3s 7¾d and later on 22 August 1771 another was issued for £62 15s 1½d The…