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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…

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…

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 &…

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…

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…