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Diller, D. & J (1837–41)

Trade card lists ‘Ladies Work & Jewel Boxes, Ebony Inlaid & Buhl Inkstands, Copying Machines, Tea Chests, Liquor Cases & Medicine Chests’. The Royal accounts of September 1837 show…

Dobson, William

&c.’ (1797–1847). Recorded at no. 165, 1797–1805; no. 166, 1805–25; nos 16 and 38 in 1820; and no. 162, 1826–47. Mahogany artist's (?) box with brass corner plates, corner bands and brass plate with sunk handle engraved…

Edwards, David (1813–d. 1848)

Addresses also given at 84 St James's St, 1813–14, and 5 Orange St in 1817. [D] Submitted bill dated 22 July 1813 to Robert Clavering Savage of Gloucester Pl., Portman Sq., London, and Elmley Castle, near Worcester, for a total of £11 13s 6d for a…

Gianinetty, Joseph (1770)

In 1770 supplied a ‘very fine inlaidwriting desk’ to Blair Castle, Tayside, Scotland. [V & A archives]

Haupt, Georg (b. 1741–d. 1784)

Georg Haupt was born in Stockholm on 10 August 1741. His father, Elias Haupt, was a master cm whose position in the Cabinet-Makers’ Guild appears to have entitled his son to preferential treatment. The young man was app. at thirteen, some…

Hudson, Solomon (1780–93)

[D] Clearly a skilful and highlyesteemed craftsman, he received prestigious patronage, and carried out work according to Robert Adam's designs. Simple trade card, c.1791, with anthemion border is in the Heal Coll., BM. Of 16 Litchfield St, he took out a…

Jensen, Gerrit (1680–d. 1715)

Gerrit Jensen, whose name occurs in the Lord Chamberlain's accounts spelt in fourteen different ways (sometimes anglicized as plain Garrard Johnson), has been called ‘the English Boulle’. The leading London cm in the reigns of William and Mary and Queen…

Kettle, Henry (c. 1773–97)

A member of the Brewers’ Co. though there is no evidence that he practiced this trade. Partner with William Henshaw from c. 1770 and subsequently his successor trading at 18 St Paul's Churchyard. In 1774 took over the business of Philip Bell at 23 St Paul…

Langlois, Pierre (1759–81)

Pierre Langlois was one of the leading cm in London in the 1760s and 1770s. He produced a wide range of furniture in the French manner, specializing in commodes in the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles decorated with floral marquetry…

Lawrence, George (1822–39)

Nephew and successor to Mrs Elvey. Claimed to be maker to the Royal Family, the King of Prussia and the Prince of Orange. In 1822 supplied an inlaid kingwood writing desk to George IV at a cost of £3 13s 6d. The account…