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Ackworth, William (1802–11)

Took out a Sun Insurance policy in January 1802 for £3,200 of which stock and utensils accounted for £1,350. Trade label recorded on several respectable pieces of cabinet furniture including a Pembroke table, a secretaire and a…

Anderton, Henry (1811–19)

In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson. An address at 52 London Rd is listed in 1813, but from the following year the Marble St address was used. Retired from business in…

Atherton, —

A tallboy with secretaire drawer, a fall-front estcritoire, a tea table, and a number of chairs are known stamped ‘ATHERTON’. These can be dated on the basis of style from c. 1780 to c. 1810 and are…

Baldock, Edward Holmes (b. 1777–d. 1845)

Born on 14 May 1777. Married on 19 November 1811 Mary Goringe, the daughter of John and Sarah Goringe of Buxted, Sussex. They had two children: Edward Holmes (1812–75), who married the daughter of a Salopian baronet, Sir Andrew Corbet; Mary Frances (1814–…

Bell, Philip (1758–74)

Successor to Elizabeth Bell and almost certainly her son. His father was probably Henry Bell who also traded at the same address. For a time he traded in partnership with Elizabeth Bell but appears to have been in sole charge by 1758. Initially he used…

Birkit, — (1776)

Straightfronted chest of five drawers in two contrasting woods, with top formed as a secretaire recorded, inscribed with name, address and date. [V & A archives]

Bisset(t) (or Birset), John (c. 1760–93)

Trade card, c. 1760 [Banks Coll., BM] gives address at ‘Ye Chair & Coffin’, Lower Moorfields, and states ‘stocks in Trade And Household Goods of all Sorts Bought, Sold or Appraised’. Card has Rococo embellishments and shows Chippendale-…

Bradley, Richard (1796–1808)

Witnessed a will in 1796. Good quality mahogany bow-fronted secretairebookcase, c. 1800, with four drawers and two glazed doors, inlaid with ivory, now at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery; stamped twice ‘R.…

Bradley, Robert (1805–48)

Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 27 June 1817, but trading again from 1818–48; recorded wrongly as ‘Beadley’ in 1818. Secretairebookcase, c. 1800 at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery stamped ‘R. BRADLEY, WARRINGTON’,…

Brown, W (1832–34)

Advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 18 May 1832, that he ‘has removed from 41 St. James Street to No. 6 Great George Street’. Sale of stock announced, same paper, 2 May 1834, ‘of Mr. W. Brown who is removing from the Premises [at Gt George St] comprising…