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Cliff, Washington (1797–1823)

Married to Mary who gave birth to a son Joseph Dutton in 1797, daughter Mary in 1799 and son George in 1801. Supplied furniture and furnishings to Lord Crewe of Crewe Hall 1822–23. These included three ‘Handsome Mahogany Biddets with turned legs’ at £1…

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…

Hudson, Edward (1802–05)

Announced in Lancaster Gazette, 20 November 1802, that ‘he intends, in a few days, to commence carrying on the above business, in all its branches, at the shop on the Green Area, Lancaster, lately occupied by Mr. Jeremiah Sowerby; and…

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…

Sapp, Robert (1715–39)

Son of Edward Sapp of Chelsea College. App. to Joseph Hudson on 6 April 1715 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 3 February 1724/25. In 1739 supplied furniture, window curtains and carpets to the new Treasury building in…

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…