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Gillow (c. 1730–after 1840)

The name ‘Gillow’ has been firmly associated with furniture making from at least the 1730s until the present day, though the active participation of the Gillow family ceased in the early 19th century. The firm was based in Lancaster though a full London…

Keninmore, John (1820–29)

His trade card [archives dept, Hackney Libraries] describes him as a ‘Fire Screen and Cabinet Maker’. He claimed to make and sell ‘Fire Screens, Ladies Work, Loo & Card Tables of Rose Wood, Mahogany Dining Tables of different descriptions…

McLean, John & Son (1770–1825)

The origins of this firm may possibly be found on the south side of Little Newport St, Leicester Sq., where in June 1770 a ‘Jn Mc Lane’ became the tenant of a ‘Ho & workshops’ at a rent of £36 pa. In 1774 ‘Jno M'Clean cabinet maker’ is…

Powers, Edmund (1746–52)

Free 1746 on servitude to John Elliott. In 1752 took app. named Thickpenny. A double topped mahogany tea and games table on cabriole legs, with a frieze decorated with blind Chinese fret is recorded, with this maker's label pasted in the…

Town & Emanuel

Resner & Carved Furniture’ (1830–40). Circular occasional table with porcelain bowl inset in the top, from the Duke of Buccleuch's collection, is noted in the V & A archives as having been sold by Christie's in 1948, bears…

Wilson, James (1817–39)

A combined writing and games table of c. 1830 exists with a brass plate indicating the name of this maker at 18a Wigmore St. Another games table with a brass plate affixed gives the name Wilson & Son, Wigmore St and…