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Anderson, Jonathan & Perry, Joshua (1820–33)

Advertised themselves as successors to Mr Churchill (probably James Churchill, herald painter, of The Tithing, Worcester); and cleaned, repaired and varnished pictures, silvered looking-glasses and supplied paper…

Arundale, W. (1837–40)

Successor to G. Wooll. Arundale had previously been employed by Ackermann & Co., Strand, London. He advertised that he could offer carving and gilding ‘in all its branches by competent workmen — Paintings cleaned and …

Baker, Barnard (1751–d. 1796)

Trading in King St in 1776 and at 23 Bedford St, 1778–96. Son of John Baker of Shelley, Essex, farmer. App. to Elizabeth Hutt, widow of J. Hutt, clothworker. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. 5 September 1751, and master of the Upholders’ Co., 1785.…

Ballard, J. (c. 1760)

A small mahogany toilet mirror has a trade label on the back describing Ballard's trade: ‘Cleans, Repairs, or Varnishes old Paintings, & silvers Looking Glasses. House Painting and Paper Hanging Executed after the…

Bell, J. (1824)

Advertised in the Durham County Advertiser, 3 April 1824 ‘that he has just returned from London with a selection of the best materials used in his art which can be procured, he trusts, by the superior method of finishing work which he possesses, combined…

Bickerstaff, William (1829)

[D] Possibly the Bickerstaff of 2 Little Vine St, Piccadilly, whose trade card reads: ‘CARVER & GILDER, PICTURE CLEANER, FURNITURE JAPANNER and ORNAMENTAL PAINTER, Chairs, Sofas, Commodes,…

Boulnois, John (c. 1830–39)

Address in directories, 1837–39, and on labels found on set of fourteen William IV mahogany dining chairs and armchair, with curved top rails, rectangular backs, seats covered in buttoned scarlet leather on reeded…

Bregazzi, C. & S

Trade card reads: ‘Carvers, Gilders, Picture frame & Looking Glass Manfrs. Barometer & Thermometers of every description; Old Glasses Repolished & Silvered, Old Paintings cleaned & varnished’. […

Burrough(s) (or Borough(s)), John (1662–c. 1690)

An account dated 17 June 1662 survives, totalling £60 11s, made out to ‘Mr. Clayton and Mr. Morris’ for a ‘large cabinett’, £56 18s and other items. Clayton was knighted Sir Robert in 1671, and made Lord Mayor in 1679; John Morris (Alderman)…

Burton, — (c. 1826–32)

Trade card reads: ‘CARVER, GILDER, Looking Glass and Picture Frame Maker, Bookbinder &c. Glasses polished and silvered. Frames made to Pattern. Old Frames Regilt. Pictures Cleaned and Repaired. Composition…