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Boson, John (1720–d. 1743)

When John Boson died in April 1743 he had become one of a select group of craftsmen closely connected with the designs of William Kent. Vertue said of Boson that he was ‘a man of great ingenuity and undertook great works in his way for the prime people of…

Bradburn(e), John (1750–d. 1781)

Bradburne held the Royal Warrant of ‘Upholsterer to his Majesty and Cabinet-Maker to the Great Wardrobe’ and was responsible for supplying considerable quantities of furniture and furnishings to the Royal Household between 1764 and 1777. His…

Gosset, Isaac (b. 1713–d. 1799)

Sixth son of Jean Gosset and probably born in St Helier, Jersey. One of the best and most noted of the 18th-century wax modellers who worked for the Royal Family and a distinguished list of clients. For this aspect see Gunnis. Also active as a frame…

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…

Nelson, Sefferin (sometimes ‘Saffron’) (1769–c. 1796)

An important craftsman employed on many of the major building projects of this period for carved work in wood. He had associations with the leading architects of the period such as Robert Adam and Henry Holland under whose general…

Nix, George (1744–51)

Information about George Nix is somewhat sparse. In 1716 he is described as ‘citizen and joiner’ and recorded taking app. named Edward, son of Edward Halfhide, citizen and joiner, on 15 August for a payment of £15. On 24 April 1718 he took Theo Martinoff…

Wyatt, Edward (1784–1840)

Edward Wyatt was born 1757 and by 1784 was trading at the Oxford St address. His trade card dating from the early years of his business records his trade as carver, gilder and picture frame maker and he offered ‘Looking Glasses, Girandole…