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Bladwell, John (1724–68)

These dates possibly cover two related tradesmen. On 7 December 1724 took out a Sun Insurance policy for £500 on goods and merchandise in his house ‘four doors above the Buck's Tavern in Bow St.’, the street where he is recorded in the…

Bosworth, James (1830–35)

Ten bills dated 1830–35 from Bosworth to Capt. N. L. Pateshall, RN of Hereford, list upholstery, bedding, carpets, and furniture supplied, including a wardrobe, £2 2s; chimney glass, £6 10s; mahogany table, £4 10s; …

Chew, William (b. 1784–d. 1824)

Initially traded in partnership with his father John Chew under the style ‘Chew & Son’. In November 1811 it was announced that they were agents for ‘patent adjusting bedsteads for the relief of sick, lame & infirm persons’ devised by Messrs Parker…

Cox, John (1713–49)

In the period 1713–18 at the ‘Iron Balcony’, next door to Lord Craven's in Drury Lane, but by 1734 had moved to The Piazza, Covent Gdn. As early as 1713 he took an app. and by the 1730s had built up a substantial business serving influential and wealthy…

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…

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…

France, William snr (1734?–d. 1773)

William France snr who had a distinguished patronage, and whose firm continued after his death in various titles (noted at end of entry), may have been born in 1734. One of that name was bapt. on 1 January 1734 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, [PR] son…

Graham, Joseph & partners (1767–1829)

This business started by Joseph Graham involved various other members of the family in partnership. It operated from 7 St Paul's Churchyard, 1767–1814, and then the number changed to 3 for the period 1816–19. On 17 January 1820 the business opened at 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…

Oakley, George (1773–1840)

The firm of George Oakley produced stylish furniture in the Grecian taste during the decades spanning the turn of the 19th century, and was one of the pioneers of ‘Buhl’ inlay, a form of decoration that regained popularity during the early years of the…