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Fish, Peter (1744–d. 1788)

Two walnut bureaux bear an inscription by Peter Fish. The earliest is veneered in walnut with two small and two long drawers and is decorated with two rows of chevron banding and crossbanding. The interior is fitted with…

Gates, William (1774–after 1800)

William Gates was a cm who specialized in fine inlay and engraved woodwork. He succeeded John Bradburn as a tradesman to the Great Wardrobe, his warrant from George III being dated July 1777. Gates's first recorded commission from the…

Hicks, J

Lower Pembroke St, London. Mahogany easel toilet mirror recorded with rectangular plate and pierced swanneck pediment, the frame stamped ‘J. Hicks, Pembroke Street’. The stamp of ‘J. Hicks, 5 Lr. Pembroke St.’ also…

Mash, Thomas (1829–39)

[D] Late 18th- or early 19th-century mahogany secretaire-bookcase recorded, the glazed panelled doors in the upper part with arched astragals; the centre with deep drawer forming a secretaire; and a cupboard…

Mayhew, John and Ince, William (1736–d. 1811)

and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm. The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince (1758/59–1804) was one of the most significant, probably the…

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…

Willson, Thomas (1799–1854)

The impressed mark ‘T. WILLSON 68 GREAT QUEEN STREET LONDON’ has been found stamped on some late 18th-/early-19th century furniture (Fig. 9). Directories have yielded the undermentioned information:

1799: Thomas Wilson, …