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Baker, Barnard (1751–d. 1796)

Trading in King St in 1776 and at 23 Bedford St, 1778–96. Son of John Baker of Shelley, Essex, farmer. App. to Elizabeth Hutt, widow of J. Hutt, clothworker. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. 5 September 1751, and master of the Upholders’ Co., 1785.…

Cooper, Henry L (1828–30)

An ambitious maker whose advertisements in the local press matched his claim to wait upon families ‘in any part of the United Kingdom’. His advertisements have been recorded in London, Brighton, Chester, Southampton and Liverpool newspapers. His stock and…

Cullen, James (1754–79)

Listed in London directories between 1765 and 1779. Nothing is known of his background before 1754 when, together with ‘several of the principal wrights in Edinburgh’ he advertised the formation of the Edinburgh Upholstery, Joiner and…

Dalrymple, Hugh (1809–17)

Trading at 90 Charlotte St, Rathbone Pl. in 1817. [D] In 1809 he supplied Earl Spencer of Althorp, Northants. with ‘a Mah-y Cabinet of Fine Wood on castors ornamented wt. Black Moulding wt. a Rising Top to do. cover'd wt. Russia…

Davis, John (1741)

Advertised, York Courant, 22 December 1741 that he ‘furnishes Gentlemen with Cloth Cushions, Pockets, Brass Masts, Balls, Queus, Sconces and printed Orders, and Looking Glass, and side Lanterns, Cabinet and…

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…

Elward, George & Marsh, William (1774–1840)

WILLIAM MARSH. The earliest record of his name that has appeared so far is an entry for insurance cover of £1,500 in 1774 [GL, Sun MS vol. 236, ref. 348625] where he is described as ‘upholder … near Charles Street in Mount…

Gomm, William & Richard (c. 1698–1794)

William Gomm was born c. 1698 the son of Richard Gomm, a yeoman farmer of Chinnor, Oxon. In 1713 he was app. to Hugh Maskall of London, a member of the Leathersellers’ Co. which Gomm also joined on the completion of his apprenticeship. In 1770 he was made…

Hodson, John (1709–86)

Son of Thomas Hodson, innholder of Lincoln. App. to Thomas Arne jnr on 23 February 1709, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 3 December 1718. Took app. named Lawrence Rudyard, 1733–45. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records] Appears to have…

Hunt, Philip (c. 1690)

His trade card takes an unusual form. It illustrates a marquetry looking-glass of late 17th-century date bearing the interlaced cypher of William III and Mary II supported by a lion and unicorn in the arched…