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Bradshaw, William (1728–d. 1775)

Workshops at Frith St, 1728–32; the ‘Gr. House’, 27 Soho Sq. and 59–60 Greek St, 1732–47; 60 Greek St, 1748–51; no. 59, 1752–55; and Princes St, Hanover Sq., 1756–62. Recorded in Frith St, at premises previously occupied by Joshua Morris, in 1730 with the…

Bransby, Robert (1668–74)

One of the agents in Britain for the tapestry firm of Michiel and Philip Wauters, Antwerp. He is mentioned in a letter of 17 March 1668 from the Earl of Lauderdale to the Privy Council of Scotland concerning a set of tapestries, ‘The Story of…

Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert (1767–88)

At 2 Beak St, Golden Sq., 1767–75 when the address became 28 Warwick St, Golden Sq. The Beak St address was still being used by Robert Chipchase as late as 1787. About 1788 the partnership was dissolved and Robert Lambert formed a new partnership in Beak…

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…

Crow, Augustin (d. by 1689)

Successor to Alderman William Crow. Augustin Crow was already dead by April 1689 when his stock was disposed of. This consisted of ‘all manner of rich Household Goods … as Damask, Mohair and Camlet Beds, Tapestry Hangings, …

Elliott, Charles (1752–d. 1832)

and successors. Charles Elliott was one of the chief London cm of the late 18th century. He held royal appointments from 1783–c. 1810, and was succeeded as royal cm and u by William Francis, his brother-in-law and partner. The firm continued in the royal…

Fell, Lawrence (1766–97)

In notable partnership with William Turton from c. 1770, and later with James Newton at 31 Compton St, 1781–84, and 63 Wardour St and 10 Bruton St in 1797. Little is known of the firm of Fell and Turton, but that they were important in their day is…

Hibbert, John (1668–d.1717)

Trading in Bartholomew Close by 1717, when he died and was succeeded at this address by his partner, Philip Bodham. [Heal] The Weekly Journal or Saturday Post, 18 May 1717, reported that at his death Hibbert was ‘estimated to be worth £100,000’. Clearly a…

Howard, John (1710–d.1742)

Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 3 August 1710, and master in 1734. Took apps named Thomas Hathaway until 1726; Thomas Roberts, 1716–27; James Smith, 1721–29; and Thomas Denham, 1741–42. Took out a Hand in Hand Insurance policy on 20 March 1713,…