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Bradburn(e), John (1750–d. 1781)

Bradburne held the Royal Warrant of ‘Upholsterer to his Majesty and Cabinet-Maker to the Great Wardrobe’ and was responsible for supplying considerable quantities of furniture and furnishings to the Royal Household between 1764 and 1777. His…

De Caix, Alexander (1791–1819)

Submitted a bill to the Prince of Wales on 4 November 1791 for £195 15s, of which £162 15s accounted for two years and seven months wages, at sixty guineas a year; and the rest for repairs, including soldering and gilding chandeliers…

Edwards, John (1824–39)

Addresses given at 4 Cable St in 1824; 4 Tarleton St, 1827–32; Williamson St with shop at 4 Parker St in 1835; 3 Riding St and 59 Lime St in 1837; 2 Stanhope St with shop at 32 Lime St, and 7 Parker St with shop at 24 Williamson St in 1839. Two tradesmen…

Fearnley, John (1757–63)

Advertised in Newcastle Journal, 11–18 June 1757 that he was from London, and made ‘chimney-pieces in marble, wood and stone; frames for pictures, looking-glasses and marble slabs; chandeliers, girandoles,…

Foster, Edmund (c. 1762–1805)

Rococo trade card, dating before 1784, gives address at the Golden Boy in the High Street’. Recorded in Lowgate from 1784–99; and North Church Side, 1803–05. He had branched out into bookselling by 1793. Trade card in the Castle…

Goodison, Benjamin (c. 1700–67)

Benjamin Goodison first comes to notice on 7 September 1719 when he signed for money for ‘my master’ James Moore from the Duchess of Marlborough. [BL, Add. MS 61354, f.76; Ian Caldwell in The Antique Collector, May 1986, p. 96] Further on 1 April 1720 he…

Gosset, Isaac (b. 1713–d. 1799)

Sixth son of Jean Gosset and probably born in St Helier, Jersey. One of the best and most noted of the 18th-century wax modellers who worked for the Royal Family and a distinguished list of clients. For this aspect see Gunnis. Also active as a frame…

Hancock & Co (1820–35)

Supplied items to Chatsworth, Derbs., between 1820 and 1835, totalling £913 10s 5d. Named in the Chiswick household accounts receiving £483 4s 6d for ‘Branches for Grace's apartments’. [Chatsworth furnishing accounts; Chiswick…

Hancock & Rixon (1832–38)

By 31 March 1838 trading as Hancock, Rixon & Dant. Loaned items to Stud House, Hampton Court, including lamps, ormolugirandoles, pedestals, blue glass girandoles and…

Hervé, François (1781–96)

While François Hervé is known to have worked for the most fashionable and fastidious patrons, such as the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Devonshire and Earl Spencer, he still remains a shadowy figure. His name is virtually absent from the London directories…