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Best, John (1798–1839)

Advertised in the Royal Cornwall Gazette, 29 August 1801 for ‘a sober, steady footman’ who ‘must understand breweing etc.’ In that year he purchased ‘several dwelling houses & premises’ for £235. [Cornwall RO, DDCF 988/1–2] Advertised again in the…

Binns, Joseph (1776–1829)

Addresses given at 24 Duke St, 1792–1811; 6 Albion Buildings, Bartholemew Close in 1788; and 5 Goswell Rd, Frederick Pl., 1813–29. Specialised in inlaying, playing a part in the revival of buhl work in London after c. 1822. Trade card, c. 1795, reads ‘…

Bradford, John (c. 1674–75)

Walnut parquetrycabinet or chest of drawers with compass stringing recorded, one drawer of which is lined with cancelled MS accounts of 1674–75. Label inside reads: ‘Cabinets…

Butler, G (1809)

[D] See John Butler at this address.

Butler, John (1813–28)

Recorded at no. 56, 1814–15, and no. 41, 1813–28. [D] See G. Butler.

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…

Cooper, John (1786–87)

In December 1786 he announced that he had just opened his business after a period in the trade in London. He claimed to have ‘a large quantity and great variety of mahogany, satin, purple, king and tulip woods: all kind of stain'd woods, …

Coxed, John and G., and Woster, Thomas

The White Swan’, St Paul's Churchyard, London, (1700–36). A number of desks, bureaux, bureaucabinets, secretairecabinets and chests of drawers dating from the…

Gillow (c. 1730–after 1840)

The name ‘Gillow’ has been firmly associated with furniture making from at least the 1730s until the present day, though the active participation of the Gillow family ceased in the early 19th century. The firm was based in Lancaster though a full London…

Gover, John (1793)

Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.