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Bradburn(e), John (1750–d. 1781)

Bradburne held the Royal Warrant of ‘Upholsterer to his Majesty and Cabinet-Maker to the Great Wardrobe’ and was responsible for supplying considerable quantities of furniture and furnishings to the Royal Household between 1764 and 1777. His…

Cooper, George (1784–1839)

At 8 Lombard St in 1784 but by 1785 the number had changed to 82. In 1809 moved to 12 George Ct, Piccadilly and subsequently shown at 42 Piccadilly 1811–14, 43 Piccadilly 1815–20 and 36 Piccadilly 1821–39. In 1811 referred to as Cooper & Co. and it is…

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…

Gumley, Elizabeth (1674–d. 1751)

; Gumley, John, cm and manufacturer of plate- and looking-glass (1691–1727). There is no lack of references in the press to the Gumley family from 1694 onwards, but many are contradictory and make it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. In the…

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…

Minshall, John (1769–75)

Settled in Dock St in 1769, establishing a large business in carved frames for mirrors. In 1775 Minshall's looking-glass store in Hanover Sq., opposite to Mr Goelet's the sign of ‘The Golden Key’, advertised ‘an…

Pardoe, John (1717–48)

His trade card of c. 1720 indicates that he was originally established ‘against St. Clements Church’ but had recently moved to ‘The Cabinet & Chair’, next Temple Bar, Strand. He made and sold ‘all sorts of Looking Glasses,…

Phillips, John (1725–62)

In May 1725 at ‘the corner of St Paul's Chain in St Paul's Churchyard’ where he took out insurance cover of £1,000 on goods and merchandise in his dwelling house. He traded at the sign of ‘The Cabinet’ and when in February 1732…