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Arne, Thomas (1690–d. 1730)

Initially traded at the ‘George & White Lion’, Great Piazza, Covent Gdn, but in 1698 announced a move to the ‘George’ in Bedford Ct, near Bedford St. By 1707 his address was the ‘Two Crowns & Cushion’ (sometimes…

Baker, Barnard (1751–d. 1796)

Trading in King St in 1776 and at 23 Bedford St, 1778–96. Son of John Baker of Shelley, Essex, farmer. App. to Elizabeth Hutt, widow of J. Hutt, clothworker. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. 5 September 1751, and master of the Upholders’ Co., 1785.…

Barington (1701)

Supplied to Elizabeth, 4th Duchess of Bedford, bed and window curtains, cushions, window cornices and chairs costing a total of £42. [Bedford Office, London]

Bealing, Richard (1672–1711)

Named frequently in the Royal Household accounts between 1688–1711, supplying bedding, cushions, upholstered furniture, curtains etc. for the Houses of Parliament, Hampton Court, Kensington and Whitehall Palaces and Windsor…

Bernard, John (1697–1701)

In 1697 supplied to St Paul's, London, ‘12 high fine Russia Leather Chaires, 1 Great Chaire, 50 velvet cushions, 2 great Chaires, frames of walnut finely carved’, the bill totalling…

Braithwait(e) (or Brathwait(e), Ebenezer (1717–55)

Trading at the ‘Ship and Anchor’, 1727–32. Son of Samuel Braithwaite, cheesemonger of Westminster, possibly brother of Samuel, cm and u of Holborn. App. to William Jones on 3 April 1717, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 7…

Burnell, C. & Fox, John

successors to William Lamb (1809–25). Trading at 9–10 Jewin St, Cripplegate, 1809–19; and 46–47 Newgate St, 1820–25. Supplied John Gibbard of Sharnbrook, near Bedford, in 1817 with ‘a set of cotton 4-post bed furniture with full inside and…

Casbert, John (1660–76)

Supplied furnishings for royal palaces during the reign of Charles II on a very extensive scale. These included upholstered chairs, some chairs of estate with the associated stools and cushions,…

Cooke, Thomas (1746–64)

In 1746 at ‘The Crown & Cushion’, Gt Queen St, Lincoln's Inn Fields. From this address he announced his intention of selling up his stock and going into partnership with ‘Mr Nash at the Royal Bed, Holbourn-…

Cooper, Henry L (1828–30)

An ambitious maker whose advertisements in the local press matched his claim to wait upon families ‘in any part of the United Kingdom’. His advertisements have been recorded in London, Brighton, Chester, Southampton and Liverpool newspapers. His stock and…