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Channon, John (b. 1711–d. c. 1783)

In the 18th century there were many Channons living in Exeter and Tiverton, and it is not always possible to establish their precise relationship to each other. However, it is likely that John was the younger brother of Otho, an Exeter chair…

Crook, Benjamin snr (1732–50)

Although he was not elected freeman of the Joiners’ Co. until 13 September 1734 it is clear that he was trading earlier than this date. On 30 December 1732 he took out insurance cover of £300 which included not only his household goods but…

Daw, —

Cheapside, London. Label recorded on Regency sarcophagus-shaped tea caddy, c. 1810, with canted corners, ring handles at ends, and four gilt paw feet; veneered in tortoiseshell…

Folker, William (1784–1808)

Trading at Corn Mkt in 1808. Furnished the rooms of Lord William Russell, younger brother of the 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford, at Christchurch, Oxford, where he was a student, 1784–87. In November 1784 Folker provided a tent bedstead with blue…

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…