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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,…

Goodison, Benjamin (c. 1700–67)

Benjamin Goodison first comes to notice on 7 September 1719 when he signed for money for ‘my master’ James Moore from the Duchess of Marlborough. [BL, Add. MS 61354, f.76; Ian Caldwell in The Antique Collector, May 1986, p. 96] Further on 1 April 1720 he…

Kerr, John (1790–1808)

A subscriber to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793 and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. A number of substantial commissions undertaken by this maker are known. On 5 April 1790 he was paid £400 on account for furniture supplied to the Royal Household, and…

Lockwood, Samuel (1739)

Bankruptcy declared June 1739 when the sale of his stock was advertised. The items offered included ‘Standing Beds of divers Sorts … Mahogany and Walnut-tree Screen Tables, Oval Tables, Looking-Glasses, Corner Cupboards, with great…

Lomax, Francis (c. 1730–c. 1750)

App. to Joseph Thomas of Shrewsbury, cm and joiner 1723. His son George, later to follow his father's trade, was born 10 July 1733. A George II walnut dressing glass is known bearing his trade label which is probably the earliest usage of this method of…

Mayhew, John and Ince, William (1736–d. 1811)

and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm. The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince (1758/59–1804) was one of the most significant, probably the…

Miles, Henry & Edwards, John (1822–44)

Henry Miles, ‘dealer in Moreens and Printed Furniture’ at this address, took out a Sun Insurance policy on 26 February 1823 for £1,800, of which £1,500 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 498, ref. 1001630] The firm of Miles & Edwards…

Rob(b)ins, John (1776–1828)

Addresses given at 28 Chancery Lane, 1776–94, and Warwick House, Beak St, Golden Sq., 1793– 1828. He is also listed at 170 Regent St, 1825–28. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1776 for £1,200 including £200 on shop, utensils and goods; on 9 January 1786…

Seddon, George (1753–1868)

The firm of Seddon was the largest furniture-making firm in London in the last quarter of the 18th century when it employed more people, held more extensive stocks and produced a wider-range of goods than any other furnituremaking business It remained of…