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Brailsford, William (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. Employed at Chatsworth, Derbs., by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, supplying…

Dingwall, Alexander (1749–74)

Polled at Westminster in 1749. Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., May 1753; and sale of stock in trade announced, Public Advertiser, 20 June 1753, consisting of ‘4 Post Mahog. Bedsteads with Printed Cotton furnishings & water-closets, Pier…

Dowbiggin(g) (or Dowbiggen), Thomas (b. 1788–d. 1854)

After long neglect, Dowbiggin has at last come to light as probably the most highly reputed and successful cm of the 2nd quarter of the 19th century. He headed a celebrated and prosperous furniture, decorating and building business,…

Goodison, Benjamin (c. 1700–67)

Benjamin Goodison first comes to notice on 7 September 1719 when he signed for money for ‘my master’ James Moore from the Duchess of Marlborough. [BL, Add. MS 61354, f.76; Ian Caldwell in The Antique Collector, May 1986, p. 96] Further on 1 April 1720 he…

Hallett, William snr (b. c. 1707–d. 1781)

Hallett, William jnr, cm (c. 1730–d. 1767). In 1938 the late R. W. Symonds published an article on Hallett, Vile and Cobb [Conn., April 1938, pp. 183–91] in which he stated that William Hallett was born in July…

Hodgkins & Son (1823–53)

Trade card reads: ‘Carpets & Hearth Rugs, Bedds, Ironmongery, Paper Hanging, Coffin Furniture, Glasses Framed & Silvered, General Assortment of Household Furniture, Barometers, Umbrellas,…

Holmes, Richard (1755–86)

Recorded at no. 55, 1777–78; no. 22, 1778–86; and as Richard Holmes & Son, 1781–86. Rococo trade card, c.1781, shows Chippendale-style chair, tea table with deep fretwork rims, and tea chest, and reads: ‘Rich…

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…

Morton, Richard (1768–1817)

Recorded at Mealcheapen St in 1788 and 21 Broad St, 1794–98. Listed as Surveyor to the County, 1794. App. to William Reding, joiner, carpenter and cm, and admitted freeman on 20 June 1768. Former apps admitted freemen: James Barrett and Edward Redding in…

Reed, John (1773–87)

Recorded at Silver St, 1776–78 and Pilgrim St in 1782. Advertised in Newcastle Courant, 19 June 1773 that he, ‘having begun the business of grinding, polishing & silvering plate glass, proposes to serve his friends … with the produce of the new Plate…