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Arbuthnot, Philip (1702–27)

One of the most fashionable furniture suppliers of the first decades of the 18th century. In June 1702 he was undertaking repairs to marquetry furniture and executing gilding at Drayton House, Northants., amounting to £52 9s 6d. In…

Beck, Arnold Frederick (1763–77)

Insured his household goods and stock for £150 and wearing apparel for £50 on 2 August 1763. [GL, ref. 201685, p. 483] Possibly the maker of pianofortes (dated 1775 and 1777) trading at Broad St, Golden Sq., who is thought to have employed a cm in his…

Blea, —

’ (c. 1830–40). So reads heading of bill which continues ‘Projecting Word Letters carved, Brass Door Plates etc. Neatly Engraved’. [Private coll.]

Butler, J

Deptford Bridge, London. A folio trolly in the Codrington Lib., Oxford, has a brass tablet engraved with this maker's name.

Channon, John (b. 1711–d. c. 1783)

In the 18th century there were many Channons living in Exeter and Tiverton, and it is not always possible to establish their precise relationship to each other. However, it is likely that John was the younger brother of Otho, an Exeter chair…

Channon, T

(fictitious). Misreading by Heal and Edwards, DEF, of initial letter J on engraved brass maker's tablets on the Powderham bookcases.

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…

Copland, Henry (1720–d. 1753)

Trained as a silver engraver. App. to goldsmiths in 1720 and 1724. His engraved work popularised the Rococo style. In 1746 he published in conjunction with Bucksher A New Book Of Ornaments. Much better known is his liason with…

Crouch, Ceasar (1754–67)

Free of the Joiners’ Co. by consent, 3 October 1755. Had already subscribed to Chippendale's Director in the previous year and when in 1755 the latter's workshops were damaged by fire he helped to organise an appeal for funds to replace the workmen's…

Dalrymple, Hugh (1809–17)

Trading at 90 Charlotte St, Rathbone Pl. in 1817. [D] In 1809 he supplied Earl Spencer of Althorp, Northants. with ‘a Mah-y Cabinet of Fine Wood on castors ornamented wt. Black Moulding wt. a Rising Top to do. cover'd wt. Russia…