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Alden, Anne (1717–24)

In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724. Between October and Christmas 1724 he disposed of her stock which consisted of ‘standing beds, common curtains and vallince,…

Astley, Abraham (c. 1720)

Probably related to Isaac Astley who traded at the same address. A trade label has been recorded on a walnut veneered chest on stand of three long and three short drawers. The label states that he ‘Maketh and Selleth all…

Baxter, Anthony Thomas (1730–38)

Letters to Baxter from Mrs Elizabeth Purefoy and her son Henry, of Shalstone, Bucks., discuss work he carried out for them from 1730–38. On 11 January 1735 Mrs Purefoy commissioned him for quilting patterns, whilst on 1 February 1735 her son…

Bayles, Lucy (1745–46)

Carried out work for Robert Nugent of Gosfield Hall, Essex, for his London house in Dover St. A long bill for cm and u sundries supplied, 1745–46, lists four items of furniture: on 22 October 1745 ‘8 very good Larch walnutry chairs with…

Beckwith, John (1806–16)

Also recorded at 8 Stangate St, Lambeth, in 1808. Trade card [Banks Coll., BM] shows Grecian sofa and elaborate draped window pelmet, and reads ‘from St. Martin's Lane’. In 1806 worked at Hatfield House, Herts., and Hatfield town house, ‘The…

Blundel(l), Richard (1710–14)

Advertised to be ‘sold or let on any sudden Occasion, fine stitched Quilts and Bed Gowns at reasonable Rates’, The Post Man, 3 January 1710. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 3 April 1714 ‘for his Goods’; and on 19 October 1714 ‘…

Bradgate, Elisa

address unrecorded, u(?) (1725–26). Submitted a bill to Madam Monson on 11 November 1725 totalling £14 4s 4d and paid on 24 January 1726, describing ‘a fine scane cradle raised head & carved feet’, bedding, ‘rich…

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…

Brailsford, William (1774–1837)

Trading with Thomas Brailsford at High St in 1774; alone at Norfolk St in 1787; at 3 Market St in 1797; and at 3 George St in 1837. [D] Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. Employed at Chatsworth, Derbs., by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, supplying…

Brettell, — (1757)

Named in the Holkham Hall, Norfolk, accounts in 1757 providing a bed, window curtain etc. costing £4 8s 9d; two mattresses, three blankets and a quilt, £9 2s 4d; four chairs for Mr Cauldwell's room, £1 4s; and…