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Abbott, Anthony (b. 1773/74–d. 1831)

Recorded in 1796 at 14 Rainford's Gdn and subsequently at Davies St, Hackins Hey and Bolt St. In 1816 he had a warehouse at 3 Lower Spaling St. Advertised on 30 April 1813 that he had ‘arrived from London with a selection of the newest patterns in …

Anderton, William (b. 1750–d. 1812)

Trading on his own account as early as 1777, in which year he was declared bankrupt. Had recommenced business by 1781 when he was trading from 17 Dale St. By 1790 had premises at 18 and 19 Paradise St. In 1796 his addresses are given as Harrington Park…

Atkins, Thomas Illiff(e) (1820–30)

App. to Joseph Spencer of Belgrave Gate, Leicester, and admitted freeman in 1826. Trading at Mercer's Row, Northampton, 1823–30. A burr elm tripod table is known with a stenciled mark ‘From Atkines, upholstery, paper hangings, cabinet…

Atkinson, Thomas (1748–76)

Admitted a member of the Joiners’ Co. on 5 July 1748. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Traded from an address at ‘The Sun’ on the south side of St Paul's Churchyard. On his trade card he claimed to be the successor ‘to the late Mr. Belcher’. He…

Bailey, Edward (1809–40)

In 1826 he endorsed the prefatory recommendation in Nicholson's Practical Cabinet Maker as ‘Manufacturer to His Majesty’, and is recorded in London directories between 1809 and 1840. He is frequently named in the Royal Household accounts as…

Baines, Abraham & Son (1811–28)

Named as Baines & Son in directories between 1822–28. The stamp of Baines & Son, 1 St Paul's, London, occurs on a circular monopodium rosewood table with a plaque underneath stating, in French, that Napoleon Bonaparte signed his abdication upon it…

Baines, Margaret & Son (1825–27)

Margaret and John Baines, 1 St Paul's Churchyard, cm and u, took out Sun Insurance policies on 31 March 1823 ‘on warehouse, stable and workshops, Wheatsheaf Yard, Fleet Mkt’ for £1,400, and on ‘open shed and sawpit in yard’ for £100; and on ‘stock,…

Barefoote, Josiah (d. 1744)

Sale of stock announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 May 1744: ‘The Upholstery & Cabinet Goods of Mr Josiah Barefoote, deceas'd within Two Doors of Durham Yard in the Strand, viz. worsted Damask Beds, … settee…

Barron, James (1814)

In 1814 he issued a 7 page catalogue with 68 plates, 65 in colour, entitled ‘Modern & Elegant Designs of Cabinet & Upholstery Furniture’, including drapery, furniture, roller and Venetian blinds, to be continued annually…

Beckwith, Henry (1784–1832)

Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Advertised in the Liverpool Mercury, 17 June 1825 wanting ‘in an old established Cabinet & Upholstery Concern, a steady MAN, as FOREMAN…