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Bertram, William (1839)

[D] Brass-inlaid mahogany kneehole desk in French style recorded in private collection with stamped name and address on edge of central drawer. Marquetry side cabinet with serpentine…

Bindon, Stephen

Eastbourne, Sussex (c. 1750). Mahogany kneehole desk recorded with the words ‘Stephen Bindon, Eastbourne’ inlaid in ivory on the centre drawer. Possibly name of owner rather than maker. [Collector's Guide, January 1951]

Blair & Sons (c. 1800)

Small kneehole desk recorded bearing stamp. Made of solid padoukwood presumably imported into Liverpool about the turn of the century and made to the owner's specification. [Antiques Trade Gazette, 1 January 1983]

Chebsey, John (c. 1710–36)

A kneehole deskveneered in figured walnut, c. 1710, with a trade label pasted inside the frieze drawer is known. This features his trade sign showing a chair of early Georgian character, as does his invoice…

Hall, Joseph (1740–54)

Son of Joseph Hall, joiner; admitted burgess in 1740. In 1749 his app. William Lodge appealed successfully to the Magistrates for release from his apprenticeship on grounds of ill-treatment. Polled at Hull in 1754. Trade card, c.1745–55, shows an early-…

Hyde, Robert (1786)

Mahogany kneehole desk recorded, with three graduated drawers each side of the arch, a pair of simulated cupboard doors on the reverse, and supported on short turned legs with leaf-cast sockets to castors. Inscription under the…

Pritchard, William (c.1760)

Known from trade labels on two pieces of furniture at Rousham House, Oxon. These are a mahogany bureaubookcase of c.1760, and a kneehole desk perhaps of slightly later date. Labels have also been…

Shreeve, William (1760– c.1780)

In 1760 a person with this surname, probably William Shreeve was at the sign of ‘The Cabinet’, Within Smithfield Bars. Otherwise he is known only from his trade card, c.1780, which gives an address ‘Three doors from Ludgate Hill in the Old…

Speer, George (b.1736–d. 1802)

Free of the London Upholders’ Co., 6 March 1771 under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act. Does not appear in London directories until 1777. His trade card states that he made and sold ‘Desks & Book Cases, Chests of Drawers…

Wright, David (1747–66)

Acquired some deals from Robert Gillow in 1747 and again in 1753–54, paying for them with his own labour (an accepted form of barter amongst tradesmen in Lancaster at the time). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/2] Obtained his freedom 2 June 1753…