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Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard (1748–96)

Although the firm of John Gordon and John Taitt received a number of important commissions in the 1770s, relatively little is known about the two partners’ early careers. The origins of John Gordon have yet to be discovered, but from his will…

Saunders, John (1827–41)

John Saunders appears to have continued the family's general upholstery work at Brighton Pavilion after the death of his father, Thomas Saunders, c.1826. The Royal Household accounts, 1827–31, detail his regular employment for ‘frequent and…

Wright, Richard & Elwick, Edward (1745–1771)

; Elwick, Edward & Son (1771–d. 1787); Elwick, John & Robinson, John (1788–1816). Wright and Elwick of Wakefield became the pre-eminent firm of cm and u in Yorkshire during the second half of the 18th century, enjoying a dominance…