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Anderton, Henry (1811–19)

In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson. An address at 52 London Rd is listed in 1813, but from the following year the Marble St address was used. Retired from business in…

Chippendale, Thomas snr (b. 1718–d. 1779)

Enjoys an international reputation as author of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director and is often described as ‘the Shakespeare of English furniture makers’: his career and achievements have been researched in depth and his name is now…

Gumley, Elizabeth (1674–d. 1751)

; Gumley, John, cm and manufacturer of plate- and looking-glass (1691–1727). There is no lack of references in the press to the Gumley family from 1694 onwards, but many are contradictory and make it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. In the…

Head, Jonathon (1813)

Sale of his stock in trade ‘by order of the assignees’, by Trother & Magill, cm and auctioneers, advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 9 April 1813. Stock consisted of ‘an excellent Billiard Table, Balls, Mace & Cues, handsome Mahogany Secretaire…

Martin, Edward (1751)

Sale of stock in trade by Mr Ashley announced in General Advertiser, 7 September 1751. Stock consisted of a ‘great variety of Mahogany and Walnut-Tree Desks, and Bookcases with brass ornaments, sundry Mahogany Tables, a large…

Orme, Thomas (d. by 1753)

On 13 February 1753 the sale of his stock in trade and utensils was advertised following his death. On offer at the auction were bookcases, bureaus, tables and chairs ‘amongst which are several curious pieces made by…

Salisbury, John snr and jnr (1770–1814)

John Salisbury snr opened a cabinet and upholstery warehouse at Fore St in October 1770. This appears to have adjoined the French Church. He offered to furnish ‘houses for Ladies and Gentlemen at an easy per cent per annum’ and…

Saunders, Paul (b. 1722–d.1771)

succeeded by Saunders, Hugh & Bracken, John, upholders (1774–94). Paul Saunders was a major London u of the 1750s and 1760s supplying the important upper strata of London…

Toulmin, Robert (1788–1823)

Addresses given at 10 School Lane, 1805–11; no. 11, 1813–14; 8 Leigh St in 1816; 17 Russell St in 1818; and no. 20, 1821–23. App. to W. Blackburn in 1788; and admitted freeman of Lancaster, 1801–02, when stated of Liverpool. Notice of sale of household…

White, Stephen (1811–16)

At 12 Derby St in 1811 but by 1813 the number was 11. In 1816 at 2 Silver St with a shop at 20 Paradise St. In December 1816 he was declared bankrupt and in January of the following year his stock was disposed of by auction for the benefit of his…