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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…

Dowbiggin(g) (or Dowbiggen), Thomas (b. 1788–d. 1854)

After long neglect, Dowbiggin has at last come to light as probably the most highly reputed and successful cm of the 2nd quarter of the 19th century. He headed a celebrated and prosperous furniture, decorating and building business,…

Seddon, George (1753–1868)

The firm of Seddon was the largest furniture-making firm in London in the last quarter of the 18th century when it employed more people, held more extensive stocks and produced a wider-range of goods than any other furnituremaking business It remained of…

Tratt & Attfield (1814–39)

Recorded at no. 10 in 1820. [D] Named in the account books of 3rd Lord Braybrooke, supplying items for Audley End, Essex, Billingbear, Berks., or his London house. In June 1831 the firm was paid £4 5s; in June 1832, £1 9s; and in December 1836, £12 17s. […

Webster, Edward (c. 1730)

Known from a label affixed to a mirror of the William and Mary period. This indicates that he made and sold ‘tables, chest of drawers, and buroes, desk-book-cases, chairs, settees, or…