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Bickerstaff, William (1829)

[D] Possibly the Bickerstaff of 2 Little Vine St, Piccadilly, whose trade card reads: ‘CARVER & GILDER, PICTURE CLEANER, FURNITURE JAPANNER and ORNAMENTAL PAINTER, Chairs, Sofas, Commodes,…

Cobb, John (c. 1715– 78)

John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p. 1155] Some support for a Norfolk origin appears in Cobb's will [PRO, Prob. 11/1044, f. 314] in which, in a codicil of…

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…

Cripps, John (1838–40)

Recorded from February 1838 supplying rustic furniture and metalwork for the gardens at Buckingham Palace. In the quarter to September 1839 he supplied ‘two Swiss Pattern Garden Chairs’ at £1 1s, a rustic garden table with drawers and…

Harris, John (1807–28)

Recorded at no. 30, 1806–09; no. 31, 1809–28; no. 34 in 1826; and as Harris & Pearse from 1815–28. Trade card of Harris, carver and gilder, gives address at 31 Conduit St. Harris & Pearse charged £2 4s to Lord Crewe of Crewe Hall in 1828 for ‘1…

Hick, Joseph (1817–37)

Recorded at 56 Mill Hill in 1817; 9 West Bar, 1828–34 and 12 Westbar in 1837. Trade card gives Mill Hill address and reads: ‘Imitations of Wood & Marble. Old Bed & Window Cornices, Wash Stands, Dressing Tables, Chairs &…

Morris, John Witten (or Sargeant Witten) (1814–d.1835)

Recorded at Trafalgar Pl. in 1814, the address also found on his trade card in the Banks Coll., BM; and 26 and 27 Richmond Pl., 1821– 35. His son, Sargeant Witten, by wife Elizabeth, was bapt. on 10 July 1814; and Frederick William on 28 Febuary 1821. In…

Nix, George (1744–51)

Information about George Nix is somewhat sparse. In 1716 he is described as ‘citizen and joiner’ and recorded taking app. named Edward, son of Edward Halfhide, citizen and joiner, on 15 August for a payment of £15. On 24 April 1718 he took Theo Martinoff…

Noyes, Edward (1814–40)

At City Walls, Eastgate in 1814 and Northgate St Row in 1816, also as picture dealer; but by 1818 had moved to Bridge St and in 1822 listed again at Northgate St Row. Employed at Erddig, Clwyd, N. Wales, 1818–20, repairing frames and cleaning and…

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…