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Barston, Thomas (1770)

Advertised on 14 April 1770 that ‘he has just laid in a fresh stock of London, Birmingham & Sheffield goods, mahogany tea boards, tea chests, looking glasses etc.’ [Cambridge Chronicle and Cambridge Journal, 14 April 1770]

Bishop, — (late 18th century)

Hepplewhite-style oval mirror recorded bearing label which states that he ‘performs carving & gilding in all its branches, viz. chimney pieces, bed posts, chairs, girandole…

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…

Bretland, Benjamin

Addle St, London, (1711). Received ‘eleven pounds in full for a large looking glass and all accts’ from ‘My Lady Heathcote’ on 11 October 1710. [Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 12/D/5]

Brown, J (1838–40)

Worked at Buckingham Palace, providing a ‘chimney glass frame with ornamental carved top and sides, finished in bevelled burnished gilt’, for the Duchess of Kent's Dressing Room; ‘4 new silvered…

Browne, G (c. 1830)

Label recorded, Mentmore Sale, Sotheby's, lot 3082.

Capstack, Capstick and James (1798–1812)

A cm of this name is recorded in the Gillow records for the periods 1798–99, 1800 and 1812–14. He may, or may not, be the same person as the James Capstick whose household and business goods were put up for sale in April 1811. Apart from his household…

Cattaneo, Charles (1826–39)

Initially at 30 Guildford Pl., Bagnigge Wells Rd, but by 1835 he was trading as Charles Cattaneo & Co., ‘looking glass manufacturer to His Majesty’ at 377 Strand. [D]

Cooper, George (1784–1839)

At 8 Lombard St in 1784 but by 1785 the number had changed to 82. In 1809 moved to 12 George Ct, Piccadilly and subsequently shown at 42 Piccadilly 1811–14, 43 Piccadilly 1815–20 and 36 Piccadilly 1821–39. In 1811 referred to as Cooper & Co. and it is…

Cousin, Peter (1690–1701)

Possibly a relative of Antonio Verrio's gilder, René Cousin. In 1690 he supplied a picture frame for Petworth House, Sussex; and in 1701 produced ‘four large looking glass frames guilt in gold’ for the new building, Hampton Court, Middlx…