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Belchier, John (1717–d. 1753)

A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin. The earliest references to a John ‘Belcher’ are to be found in the accounts of Boughton House, Northants. Between 1687 and 1710 amounts totalling £3,880 are recorded for glass, solder, piping,…

Bonnington, George & Thorp(e), George

… GLASS CASES AND OVAL SHADES Made of the finest White Glass to any given Dimensions to preserve Gilt or any other ornaments of Clocks, Girandoles, Vases, Figures, where may be had Bent, Round, Convex, Convex…

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…

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…

Cobb, John (c. 1715– 78)

John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p. 1155] Some support for a Norfolk origin appears in Cobb's will [PRO, Prob. 11/1044, f. 314] in which, in a codicil of…

Cotton, Thomas Barnett (1773–1808)

Freeman and member of the Joiners’ Co. in 1773 licenced to employ a nonfreeman for three months and in 1779 a similar licence was issued. In 1782 took out insurance cover of £1,900 of which £850 was in respect of utensils, stock and goods.…

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…

Fearnley, John (1757–63)

Advertised in Newcastle Journal, 11–18 June 1757 that he was from London, and made ‘chimney-pieces in marble, wood and stone; frames for pictures, looking-glasses and marble slabs; chandeliers, girandoles,…

Gomm, William & Richard (c. 1698–1794)

William Gomm was born c. 1698 the son of Richard Gomm, a yeoman farmer of Chinnor, Oxon. In 1713 he was app. to Hugh Maskall of London, a member of the Leathersellers’ Co. which Gomm also joined on the completion of his apprenticeship. In 1770 he was made…

Haworth, Thomas (1766)

Advertised in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 28 June 1766, as ‘Some years foreman to Mr. Saunders, late of Soho Square, now of Great Queen Street, London…He furnisheth all sorts of Upholstery and Cabinet Work in the Newest…