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Boon, John (1827)

Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827. Sale of stock in trade announced, same paper, 18 May, ‘consisting of two elegant Four-post Bedsteads, tastefully fitted up with French Gray & Blue Morine Furniture, excellent Hair…

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…

Copeland, Robert (1766–d. 1796)

Initially traded from an address in High St but by 1772 had moved to 36 Lord St. The number in Lord St from 1781 was 32. He was probably associated for part of the period that he was trading with a Richard Copeland. In 1772–73 he is shown living also at…

Cork & Goring (1818)

Bankrupt 1818 and their stock sold by auction October 1818. This consisted of ‘rose wood sofa card and loo tables, mahogany chests of drawers, dressing stands, bed steps, ship sideboard, sets of dining,…

Duncan, George (d. 1774)

Sale of stock after death announced in Newcastle Courant, 2 April 1774; consisting of ‘A large quantity of cabinet goods, made and unfinished, with all the stock of mahogany, walnut tree, wainscot boards, deals etc. … also the tools, …

Fayrer, John (1787–96)

Addresses given at Castle Ditch in 1787; no. 26 in 1790; 26 Church St, 1790–91 with yard at Dale St in 1791; Castle Ditch, near Lord St, 1793; and 28 Church St in 1796. [D] Sale of household furniture announced in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 15…

Gorden, Richard (1763–74)

In September 1763 at the sign of the ‘Mahogany-Tree’, Northgate St where he made and sold ‘all Sorts of Cabinet and Chair Work’. He also sold lookingglasses. He was however to move to Fore St where he established himself opposite…

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…

Hasert, Peter (1692–1746)

; Hasert, Peter, cm and looking-glass maker (1746–51). In June 1692 Hasert, sometimes called Hazard, was fined as a Papist for refusing the oath…