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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…

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…

Draper, Thomas & Co (1752–1811)

Recorded at ‘The Key & Plow’, corner of Dagget's Ct, 1769–71; no. 25 Broker's Row, 1784–1804; nos 23–24, 1806–11; and Broker Row, Finsbury, 1802–03. Son of Thomas Draper, clothier of London; app. to William Guidott on 15 March 1752 and admitted…

Duncombe, Richard (1772–85)

Supplied furniture to Croome Court, Worcs., including in 1775 a mahogany night table and reading desk, costing £2 18s 6d, a mahogany folding table, £2 9s, and a wardrobe and camp table, £14 5s. In 1778 he charged £3 12s for…

Gilding, Edmund (1739–d. 1757)

Supplied furniture to Sir Richard Hoare, a partner in Hoare's Bank and Lord Mayor of London in 1745. This was for Barn Elms House. The earliest account of July 1739 was for eight chairs which with some labour charges came to £8 8s 6d. More…

Gillow (c. 1730–after 1840)

The name ‘Gillow’ has been firmly associated with furniture making from at least the 1730s until the present day, though the active participation of the Gillow family ceased in the early 19th century. The firm was based in Lancaster though a full London…

Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard (1748–96)

Although the firm of John Gordon and John Taitt received a number of important commissions in the 1770s, relatively little is known about the two partners’ early careers. The origins of John Gordon have yet to be discovered, but from his will…

James, George (b. c. 1711–d. by 1778)

His address is recorded in 1744 at St Clement's, Bladon, Oxford and later at Bridgesett, St Clement's. At the time of his marriage to Anna Maria Southby of Oxford at St Giles on 28 April 1744 he was aged 33. In the same year he took app. named Badcock and…

Linnell, John (1729–d. 1796)

John Linnell was the eldest son of William Linnell and his wife, Mary Butler. He was probably trained as a furniture maker in his father's workshop although he was not formally app. to his father nor has any record of his apprenticeship come to …

Marshall, John

from London’ (1728). Advertisement in Ipswich Journal, 11 May 1728 read: ‘At Framlingham, in Suffolk, is to be Made and Sold Cabinets, Desks and Book-Cases, Desks, Chest of Drawers of all Sorts, Card-…