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Belchier, John (1717–d. 1753)

A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin. The earliest references to a John ‘Belcher’ are to be found in the accounts of Boughton House, Northants. Between 1687 and 1710 amounts totalling £3,880 are recorded for glass, solder, piping,…

Duncombe, Richard (1772–85)

Supplied furniture to Croome Court, Worcs., including in 1775 a mahogany night table and reading desk, costing £2 18s 6d, a mahogany folding table, £2 9s, and a wardrobe and camp table, £14 5s. In 1778 he charged £3 12s for…

Eden, Thomas (1788–1801)

Addresses given at ‘The Sofa, Foot of the Side’, 1788–91; 21 Dean St, 1791–94; no. 18, 1794–95; and Groat Mkt, 1801. Advertised in Newcastle Courant several times for apps; and on 22 March 1788 that he had begun business in the shop ‘late Mr…

Jensen, Gerrit (1680–d. 1715)

Gerrit Jensen, whose name occurs in the Lord Chamberlain's accounts spelt in fourteen different ways (sometimes anglicized as plain Garrard Johnson), has been called ‘the English Boulle’. The leading London cm in the reigns of William and Mary and Queen…

Pelletier, Thomas (1692–1723)

Probably brother to John Pelletier. In August 1711 he was living in a house on the south side of Covent Gdn which he insured for £450. He also owned a house in Maiden Lane which was insured for £250. This latter property was still being insured in July…

Pilton, Thomas (1777–97)

No address is recorded prior to 1789, although commissions are known from 1777. Between 1789–97 the address is variously given as either 213 or 214 Piccadilly. In 1777 supplied a writing table at a cost of £1 13s 6d to Edward Knight of Wolverley House,…