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Adair, John & William (1769–77)

The use of the same address and a reference to Adair & Co. show an association between John and William Adair in this period. In 1773 William Adair was described as joiner to HM's Privy Chamber, and Supplied ‘two rich carved and…

Alden, Anne (1717–24)

In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724. Between October and Christmas 1724 he disposed of her stock which consisted of ‘standing beds, common curtains and vallince,…

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…

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…

Baylis, Thomas (1660)

He provided five frames, gilded and burnished, for the 5th Earl of Bedford. [Bedford Office, London]

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…

Boson, John (1720–d. 1743)

When John Boson died in April 1743 he had become one of a select group of craftsmen closely connected with the designs of William Kent. Vertue said of Boson that he was ‘a man of great ingenuity and undertook great works in his way for the prime people of…

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…

Broad

Pair of gilded George II-style console tables from Linton Park recorded bearing label. [Christie's, 2–3 October 1961, lot 134]

Davies (or Davis), Thomas (1758–65)

In 1765 he gilded the gallery at Syon House, Middlx, ‘at 2/6 pr. sq. ft.’, for the Duke of Northumberland. Probably the Davis, gilder, named in the Hoare accounts receiving £50 in 1758, £1,500 in 1764, and £200 in 1765. [Duke of…