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Davison, Sibella & Deacon, Thomas (1783)

The Forbes family accounts, possibly for Callendar House, Scotland, record purchases in 1783 of a double writing desk and three stools, £1 11s 6d; a walnut dressing table, 4s, four ash chairs, 4s,…

Draper, Thomas & Co (1752–1811)

Recorded at ‘The Key & Plow’, corner of Dagget's Ct, 1769–71; no. 25 Broker's Row, 1784–1804; nos 23–24, 1806–11; and Broker Row, Finsbury, 1802–03. Son of Thomas Draper, clothier of London; app. to William Guidott on 15 March 1752 and admitted…

Force, Charles (1831)

Announced in The Alfred, 7 June 1831, public auction of his stock of cabinet and upholstery furniture and premises to let with possession. Stock included mahogany and paintedsideboards, wardrobes…

France, William snr (1734?–d. 1773)

William France snr who had a distinguished patronage, and whose firm continued after his death in various titles (noted at end of entry), may have been born in 1734. One of that name was bapt. on 1 January 1734 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, [PR] son…

Nickson, Samuel (1802–27)

Listed also at Commercial Buildings in 1816. Free 3 July 1802. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Developed an extensive business and in 1815 claimed to be employing workmen from Gillows, and Tatham & Co., London. In that…

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…

Senior, John (1837)

His billhead indicates that amongst items stocked were ‘writing desks, work boxes, dressing cases, music stools, floor cloths, Brussels and other carpets, paper hangings, Indian matts, table cover…