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Adams, George snr (d. 1773)

Small inlaid mahogany cabinet of c. 1750 by this maker belongs to University College, Oxford (on loan to the Museum of the History of Science).

Andrewes, Thomas (1781–d. 1819)

In 1785 supplied a considerable quantity of fine inlaid furniture for the Mansion House, Queen's Sq. The cost of Andrewes's work amounted to £594 1s 9d. Although this building was destroyed in the riots of 1831 a few pieces of the…

Baldock, Edward Holmes (b. 1777–d. 1845)

Born on 14 May 1777. Married on 19 November 1811 Mary Goringe, the daughter of John and Sarah Goringe of Buxted, Sussex. They had two children: Edward Holmes (1812–75), who married the daughter of a Salopian baronet, Sir Andrew Corbet; Mary Frances (1814–…

Bennet(t), Samuel (c. 1695–d. 1741)

The name of this accomplished craftsman and the words ‘LONDON FECIT’ are found inlaid on two high-quality bureau-bookcases, on the pilasters framing the doors (Fig. 5). One of these, formerly in the…

Bertram, William (1839)

[D] Brass-inlaid mahogany kneehole desk in French style recorded in private collection with stamped name and address on edge of central drawer. Marquetry side cabinet with serpentine…

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…

Bullock, George (b. 1777/78– d. 1818)

Bullock's place of birth is unknown though at some stage he certainly lived in London: ‘August 27 1798 Mr Bullock the young artist who gained such great repute in Birmingham … returning to London, the statue business not answering his expectation. He now…

Butler, Thomas (1787–1814)

Initially took employment as an attorney's clerk and was a part-time nonconformist minister at a chapel in Hitchin, Herts. Prior to 1787 he was in partnership with a person named Johnson trading as upholders and cm at 146 Strand. His partner was probably…

Channon, John (b. 1711–d. c. 1783)

In the 18th century there were many Channons living in Exeter and Tiverton, and it is not always possible to establish their precise relationship to each other. However, it is likely that John was the younger brother of Otho, an Exeter chair…

Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert (1767–88)

At 2 Beak St, Golden Sq., 1767–75 when the address became 28 Warwick St, Golden Sq. The Beak St address was still being used by Robert Chipchase as late as 1787. About 1788 the partnership was dissolved and Robert Lambert formed a new partnership in Beak…