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Burton, Samuel snr (1765–d. 1801)

Addresses given in St Mary Axe, near Leadenhall St, c. 1765; 13 Houndsditch, 1768–83; no. 15, 1778–86; no. 11, 1782–83; and no. 8, 1782–1801. Recorded as Samuel Burton & Son, 1799; and Burton & Son, 1800–01. Trade card, c. 1765, has inscription…

Chamberlain, John (d. 1743)

In March 1743 the sale of his stock by auction was announced. The stock consisted of ‘Desks and Bookcases, Desks, Tables, Chests of Drawers, Cloaths Chests, Scrutores etc in Walnut-Tree,…

Chippendale, Thomas jnr (b. 1749–d. 1822)

The eldest of his illustrious father's children, was bapt. at St Paul's, Covent Gdn on 23 April 1749. He was brought up to assist in the family business, the earliest known letter from him (in the Nostell archive) being dated 5 August 1767. Thereafter…

Clarkson, William (c. 1760)

His trade card states that he ‘Makes & sells all Sorts of Upholstery, Cabinet Goods viz. Four Post & other Bedsteads, wth Damask, Mohair, Moreen, Harratteen, Cheney, Cotton & Check Furnit1, Feather Bed…

Edmundson, Richard (1779–1839)

Admitted freeman of Lancaster, 1779–80, when stated ‘of Liverpool’, and polled at Lancaster in 1784. Addresses given in partnership with Robert Edmundson at Castle Ditch in 1781; as Edmundson & Fayrer at 26 Castle Ditch, 1785–91; as Edmundson, Fayrer…

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…

Hatt, John (1759–79)

Trading at no. 23, 1767–73; and no. 142, 1774–79. Rococo trade card, 1759, gives address at ‘The Blue Ball & Artichoke’, Aldersgate St, and states that Hatt is successor to John Arrowsmith, and ‘Makes & Sells all Sorts of Comodes & Book Cases…

Kemp, George (1755–97)

Son of George Kemp of Ramsgate, Kent, mariner. Father of Matthew Kemp and George Kemp jnr, both members of the Upholders’ Co. George Kemp snr was made free of the Upholders’ Co. by redemption under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act on 28 August 1755.…

Lavallin, John (1770)

In May 1770 announced the establishment of his shop in Goldsmith's St where he traded as a ‘working’ cm. He sold mahogany ‘solid Chests of Drawers, with or without Sliding Desks; CommodeChests of Drawers…