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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…

Benois, F

address unrecorded. On 10 October 1814 supplied to the Prince Regent 2 cabinets ornamented with Florentine marble, mounted in ormolu, costing £1,000, another costing £500, and a small toilette box, £50.…

Bertram, William (1839)

[D] Brass-inlaid mahogany kneehole desk in French style recorded in private collection with stamped name and address on edge of central drawer. Marquetry side cabinet with serpentine…

Bran(d)t, Charles (1814–31)

Trading at 16 Bow St, Bloomsbury in 1814; Compton House, 53 Old Compton St, Soho, 1816; 33 Theobalds Rd, Bedford Row, 1818; no. 32 in 1819; 145 Regent St, 1823–24; 14 Shaftesbury Terr., Pimlico, 1825; and 22 Upper Belgrave Pl., Pimlico, 1828. Recorded in…

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…

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…

Clay, Henry (1772–d. 1812)

App. to John Baskerville of 22 Moor St, Birmingham from 1740–49. He then became a printer, but the wealth and fame that he subsequently achieved was based upon a patent taken out on 20 November 1772 for a ‘new Improved Paper-ware’. This involved pasting…

De Caix, Alexander (1791–1819)

Submitted a bill to the Prince of Wales on 4 November 1791 for £195 15s, of which £162 15s accounted for two years and seven months wages, at sixty guineas a year; and the rest for repairs, including soldering and gilding chandeliers…

Dudley, Thomas (1817–20)

Trading at no. 34 in 1817 and no. 36 in 1820. Named in the Royal Household accounts on 10 October 1817 supplying an inkstand in bronze and ormolu in the form of the Royal Mortar, costing £37 10s. Regency rosewood Davenport…

Dutton, G. M

Two-drawer commode with ormolu mounts, c. 1750–75, in Royal Collection is signed ‘G. M. DUTTON’. [V & A archives]