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Chamberlain, John (d. 1743)

In March 1743 the sale of his stock by auction was announced. The stock consisted of ‘Desks and Bookcases, Desks, Tables, Chests of Drawers, Cloaths Chests, Scrutores etc in Walnut-Tree,…

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…

Fall, Jonathan (1753–92)

Trading at Trump St, Cheapside, 1763; and as successor to J. Iliffe at ‘The Blue Curtain’, 5 St Paul's Churchyard, 1765–73. Trade Card states that he ‘Makes and Sells all sorts of Beds and Bedding, Mohair, Silk, worsted…

Fradin, Abraham (1744)

Auction announced in Daily Advertiser, 22 October 1744 of the ‘Household Furniture, Stock in Trade and Lease of the late Dwelling-House of Mr. Abraham Fradin, Cabinet-maker, next Door to Mr. Ford's, the Upper End of the Haymarket, St. James's…

Hutt, John (1710–d.1729)

Recorded at ‘The Three Pillows’, over against the South Gate, St Paul's Church Yard, 1712–21. John Hutt, u, was paid by St John's College, Cambridge, in 1710–11, for supplying a bed and coverings, chairs, curtain…

Iliffe, John (1753–94)

Son of William Iliffe of Desborough, Northants., farmer. App. to Elizabeth Hutt of London, upholder, and also to Thomas Burnet. Made free of the Upholders’ Co. under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act on 6 December 1753. Soon after this date he took…

Kemp, George (1755–97)

Son of George Kemp of Ramsgate, Kent, mariner. Father of Matthew Kemp and George Kemp jnr, both members of the Upholders’ Co. George Kemp snr was made free of the Upholders’ Co. by redemption under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act on 28 August 1755.…

McDouall, James (1766–70)

Trade card of 1766, among the accounts of Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, Essex, states that he ‘MAKES and SELLS all Sorts of Cabinet and Upholstery Work; as Desks and Book-Cases, Buroes and Double-…

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…

Price, John (1726–58)

Son of Petley Price of Wantage, Berks., Gent. App. to Thomas Money on 7 December 1726 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 3 March 1735/36. His trade card [Heal Coll., BM and Gardener Coll., Westminster Ref. Lib.] indicates that he made and sold a…