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Alden, Anne (1717–24)

In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724. Between October and Christmas 1724 he disposed of her stock which consisted of ‘standing beds, common curtains and vallince,…

Baines, Henry (1739–84)

Admitted freeman as a joiner, 1739–40, and took eighteen app. joiners and cm between 3 September 1744 and 15 October 1785. On account of his ‘declining business’, a sale of his stock in trade began on Monday 18 February 1782, and was ‘to continue until…

Barry, William (1831–40)

Supplied furniture for Burton Constable on 29 July and 16 October 1838 comprising a press bedstead, £2, a French bedstead, £3, six paintedchairs, 3s 6d each, six long backed chairs, 5s each and a ‘…

Cleare, Thomas (1724)

His trade label has been recorded on a walnut kneehole writing desk sold at Sotheby's on 26 March 1976, lot 47. The label illustrates an early Georgian chair, with central shaped splat, framed by an ornate carved…

Crook, Benjamin snr (1732–50)

Although he was not elected freeman of the Joiners’ Co. until 13 September 1734 it is clear that he was trading earlier than this date. On 30 December 1732 he took out insurance cover of £300 which included not only his household goods but…

Dobb, Thomas (1760–80)

Addresses given in Frog Lane, 1766–67; Williamson Sq., 1768–69; Lord St, 1768–77; and as ‘Gent.’ at no. 30 in 1777. Petitioned freedom on servitude to Thomas Gatliff in 1760, paying 6s 8d, and admitted freeman on 11 February 1761. Announced in Williamson'…

Elliott, Charles (1752–d. 1832)

and successors. Charles Elliott was one of the chief London cm of the late 18th century. He held royal appointments from 1783–c. 1810, and was succeeded as royal cm and u by William Francis, his brother-in-law and partner. The firm continued in the royal…

Evans, Samuel (1826–31)

Carried out general jobbing work and repairs at St James's and Hampton Court Palaces, the Houses of Peers and Commons, Stud Lodge, the Queen's stable, Bushy, the Tower of London, and the Royal Sovereign yacht. He also supplied some furniture, the accounts…

Goodison, Benjamin (c. 1700–67)

Benjamin Goodison first comes to notice on 7 September 1719 when he signed for money for ‘my master’ James Moore from the Duchess of Marlborough. [BL, Add. MS 61354, f.76; Ian Caldwell in The Antique Collector, May 1986, p. 96] Further on 1 April 1720 he…

Grubb, William (1673–d.1725)

William Grubb received two payments from Trinity College in 1673 and 1679 for general joinery work. Two payments were also made to him by Christ's College, both for supplying furniture, 28 March 1690 ‘To W Grub for 18 chair frames, and one…