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Bradgate, Elisa

address unrecorded, u(?) (1725–26). Submitted a bill to Madam Monson on 11 November 1725 totalling £14 4s 4d and paid on 24 January 1726, describing ‘a fine scane cradle raised head & carved feet’, bedding, ‘rich…

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…

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…

Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard (1748–96)

Although the firm of John Gordon and John Taitt received a number of important commissions in the 1770s, relatively little is known about the two partners’ early careers. The origins of John Gordon have yet to be discovered, but from his will…

Holinshade (1803)

Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers. Possibly William & Joseph Hollinshed.

Naish, Catherine (1759–72)

A noted supplier of furniture to the Royal family. The earliest known commission was a set of eight mahogany backstools with compass fronts and tops at 15s each for Prince William's House in Leicester Sq. These were supplied in 1759 the year…

Patterson, James (1747–64)

Bankruptcy announced, London Gazette, 18–25 September 1764. He was probably the James Patterson who supplied goods to Gibside, Co. Durham, and the London house of the Bowes family. The furniture items included a ‘fine Nursing Chair’ on 1…

Patterson, Joseph (c.1730)

His trade card [Heal Coll., BM] indicates that he sold mahogany tables, ‘round Tea boards’, ‘Dutch Matted & Wooden Chairs’ and cradles. [Heal]

Pocock, William (b.1750–1825)

Initially practised the trade of carpenter in London. He was made a member of the Carpenters’ Co. by redemption in 1782. By 1786 he was operating a flourishing building business in Essex and it was through this connection that he first became interested…

Seddon, George (1753–1868)

The firm of Seddon was the largest furniture-making firm in London in the last quarter of the 18th century when it employed more people, held more extensive stocks and produced a wider-range of goods than any other furnituremaking business It remained of…