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Algar, Joseph (1821)

On 30 May 1821 took out cover for £1,000 with the Sun Fire Office on his dwelling house at which it was stated there was ‘no stove nor cabinet work done therein’. [GL, Sun MS, vol. 488, ref. 980500]

Arbuthnot, Philip (1702–27)

One of the most fashionable furniture suppliers of the first decades of the 18th century. In June 1702 he was undertaking repairs to marquetry furniture and executing gilding at Drayton House, Northants., amounting to £52 9s 6d. In…

Argles, Edward (1795–1813)

Son of Thomas Argles. Traded from an address in High St, Maidstone until 1810. On 22 September 1804 took app. named George Johnson for seven years at a premium of £80. In Maidstone Journal, 29 May 1810, however, he asked for offers for his premises…

Atkins, Richard (1820–39)

At 51 Foley St, Portland Pl. in 1820 and on 20 December of that year took out insurance cover of £300 of which £250 was for his dwelling house in which it was stated there was ‘no cabinet work nor stove’. Stock and utensils were…

Barber, James (b. 1763–d. 1830)

Addresses at Dry Bridge, 1788–98; Carter Gate, 1805–07; as cm, u and chair manufacturer there, 1819–22, and as James & Sons in 1828. Advertised, 9 May 1788, for two journeymen cm, stating: ‘Good Workmen may find constant Employment by…

Belchier, John (1717–d. 1753)

A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin. The earliest references to a John ‘Belcher’ are to be found in the accounts of Boughton House, Northants. Between 1687 and 1710 amounts totalling £3,880 are recorded for glass, solder, piping,…

Boon, John (1827)

Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827. Sale of stock in trade announced, same paper, 18 May, ‘consisting of two elegant Four-post Bedsteads, tastefully fitted up with French Gray & Blue Morine Furniture, excellent Hair…

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…

Bradshaw, William (1728–d. 1775)

Workshops at Frith St, 1728–32; the ‘Gr. House’, 27 Soho Sq. and 59–60 Greek St, 1732–47; 60 Greek St, 1748–51; no. 59, 1752–55; and Princes St, Hanover Sq., 1756–62. Recorded in Frith St, at premises previously occupied by Joshua Morris, in 1730 with the…

Brown, James (1747–96)

Traded initially at the sign of ‘The King's Arms’ on the south side of St Paul's Churchyard which had been previously used by Christopher Gibson. When numbering was introduced this became 29 St Paul's Churchyard. He was a member of the Joiners’ Co., and a…