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Adye, Thomas (1730–53)

Responsible for the carved mahogany ballot box supplied in 1738 to the Society of Dilettanti for whom he had been appointed sculptor. In 1752 when the Mansion House was being furnished he submitted estimates for…

Baron, William jnr (1822–26)

Supplied bedding and household furniture to Major Carlyon at Tamar Terr., Stoke, on 9 May 1823, including a mahogany high bookcase ‘enclosed by pannell doors … brass locks etc.’, a lobby chest, supper tray, parrot hat stand,…

Le Sage, John (1685–1706)

A craftsman probably of Huguenot extraction, who attracted Royal and aristocratic patronage. In 1699 he was working on the decoration of the Presence Chamber at Hampton Court. His account for £70 11s 7½d included £28 for ‘carving 2 pieces of Limetree on…

May, William, Sharp, Peter & Wilson, Isabella (1817)

Declared bankrupt, and sale of stock and effects advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 10 January 1817. Sale advertised again on 17 January of ‘THE entire STOCK in TRADE of Messrs. May & Sharp, UPHOLSTERERS, CABINET MAKERS and MODELLERS, consisting of a…

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…

Sharp, Peter (1817)

Named in insolvency proceedings in January 1817. At first named with two partners, William May and Isabella Wilson, but subsequently only Sharp and May are mentioned. Their stock was sold for the benefit of their creditors in two sales on 20 January and…

Townson, William (1755–60)

Probably the Townson who supplied furniture to Holkham Hall, Norfolk, between 1755–58. The accounts for 1755 total £10 16s and include ‘3 Chinese cherry tree chairs for ye attics’ and armchair to match; ‘4 walnut tree chair…