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Allen, Henry (1669–73)

Supplied fourteen pieces of furniture to William, 5th Earl of Bedford at a cost of £66 16s. The main items were a walnut cabinet ‘for my Lady's cabinet’ supplied in 1669 at £17, a 31ʺ looking-glass in a walnut frame at £10, and a…

Chisholme, Thomas (1773–93)

Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. Probably the Chisholme who supplied two cabriole sofas, four cabriole arm chairs and twelve cabriole back stools for the Drawing Room at Drayton House, Northants. [D;…

France, William snr (1734?–d. 1773)

William France snr who had a distinguished patronage, and whose firm continued after his death in various titles (noted at end of entry), may have been born in 1734. One of that name was bapt. on 1 January 1734 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, [PR] son…

Gardner, Andrew (1799–1830)

Trading at Market Pl. in 1830, Regularly features in the Woburn Abbey accounts as an u and general handyman. Most of the furniture supplied was for the servants’ quarters or for estate use. Amongst the items produced were a 4ft 6in. wide stained 4 post…

Hutchins, Abigail (1757–70)

She worked with Abraham Hutchins for the 4th Duke of Bedford between 1757–60. After 1760 Abigail continued on her own, regularly supplying, cleaning and repairing bed furniture, curtains, damask wall hangings and…

Strawbridge, Thomas (1691)

Two bills survive in the Stoneleigh Abbey archives, one dated 4 April 1691 and the other 30 August 1691. Both concern goods supplied to Theophilus Leigh by this maker. The earlier bill totals £5 1s but the latter was for a number of very substantial…

Vile, William (c. 1700/05–d. 1767)

William Vile was born early in the 18th century, probably in Somerset. A search of local records shows the name of Vile in profusion, but it may always elude us as to which William Vile of the many the cm was. The problem will perhaps only be solved by…

Whitby, John (1741–57)

Recorded in the Holkham Hall, Norfolk accounts, 1741–45. In 1741 supplied two card tables of ‘pigeon wood’ at £12 12s. For the period 1742–43 twenty chairs were supplied for the ‘old House at Holkham’ at £16, and four leather…