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Boon, John (1827)

Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827. Sale of stock in trade announced, same paper, 18 May, ‘consisting of two elegant Four-post Bedsteads, tastefully fitted up with French Gray & Blue Morine Furniture, excellent Hair…

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…

Cobb, John (c. 1715– 78)

John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p. 1155] Some support for a Norfolk origin appears in Cobb's will [PRO, Prob. 11/1044, f. 314] in which, in a codicil of…

Gumley, Elizabeth (1674–d. 1751)

; Gumley, John, cm and manufacturer of plate- and looking-glass (1691–1727). There is no lack of references in the press to the Gumley family from 1694 onwards, but many are contradictory and make it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. In the…

Hands, Thomas (1828–38)

Trading at no. 14, 1828–30; and no. 85, 1834–38. Son of Richard Hands, combmaker; admitted freeman in 1819. Submitted bill totalling £12 13s 9d to the trustees of St Saviour's Chapel in August 1834 for ‘extending Gallery across the Chapel, laying an…

Jackson, Joseph (1754–d. 1799)

At 5 Bull Head Ct, Jewin St in 1754 but from the early 1790s this address was renamed 5 The Crescent, Jewin St. By 1794 the number had changed to 9. His father may have been Joseph Jackson, joiner of Cockermouth, Cumb. who took app. between 1720–36.…

Oakey, — (1819)

On 10 December 1819 Messrs Taylor & Pinnington advertised the coming sale of Oakey's utensils and stock ‘on the Premises 25 Tarleton-street Church-street’. This consisted of ‘lofty Four-post Bedsteads with carved,…

Saunders, Paul (b. 1722–d.1771)

succeeded by Saunders, Hugh & Bracken, John, upholders (1774–94). Paul Saunders was a major London u of the 1750s and 1760s supplying the important upper strata of London…

Shearer, Thomas

London (1788). Signed seventeen of the twenty plates in The Cabinet-Makers’ London Book of Prices, published by the London Society of Cabinet Makers in 1788. This volume was a practical manual containing tables of prices to help…

Wilcocks, J (1833)

In February 1833 his stock and household furniture was auctioned for the benefit of his creditors. This included ‘a handsome zebra wood circular table, pair of handsome zebra wood card tables, zebra wood pier table, painted…