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Alden, Anne (1717–24)

In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724. Between October and Christmas 1724 he disposed of her stock which consisted of ‘standing beds, common curtains and vallince,…

Astley, Abraham (c. 1720)

Probably related to Isaac Astley who traded at the same address. A trade label has been recorded on a walnut veneered chest on stand of three long and three short drawers. The label states that he ‘Maketh and Selleth all…

Boon, John (1827)

Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827. Sale of stock in trade announced, same paper, 18 May, ‘consisting of two elegant Four-post Bedsteads, tastefully fitted up with French Gray & Blue Morine Furniture, excellent Hair…

Clarkson, William (c. 1760)

His trade card states that he ‘Makes & sells all Sorts of Upholstery, Cabinet Goods viz. Four Post & other Bedsteads, wth Damask, Mohair, Moreen, Harratteen, Cheney, Cotton & Check Furnit1, Feather Bed…

Custance, William (1794)

Bankruptcy announced in 1774, and from 6 October of that year his stock was sold by auction. It consisted of ‘several very handsome mahogany double and single chests of drawers, two mahogany bureaus, wardrobes, several mahogany…

Fawkes, John (1754–57)

Advertised in Oxford Gazette and Reading Mercury, 29 April and 3 June 1754; and on 2 May 1757 that he ‘has continually fresh Goods coming in of the best of every Sort, being resolved to keep great Choice, and to supply his Customers as cheap as they can…

Griffith(s), Charles (1831–40)

Freeman of Chester, 27 April 1831. Bankrupt March 1838 and on 3 April his stock was offered for sale at his premises at 89 Watergate St Row. This consisted of ‘four post and tent bedsteads with chintz curtains lined and fringed, hair and…

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,…

Kent, Thomas (1824–27)

In June 1824 announced that he had commenced trading from ‘the commodious WARE ROOMS lately occupied by MR. JOSEPH FELL, AUCTIONEER, FOOT OF DEAN STREET’. His stock consisted of ‘Brussels & Kidderminster Carpeting, Hearth Rug…

McDouall, James (1766–70)

Trade card of 1766, among the accounts of Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, Essex, states that he ‘MAKES and SELLS all Sorts of Cabinet and Upholstery Work; as Desks and Book-Cases, Buroes and Double-…