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Chippendale, Thomas snr (b. 1718–d. 1779)

Enjoys an international reputation as author of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director and is often described as ‘the Shakespeare of English furniture makers’: his career and achievements have been researched in depth and his name is now…

Collins, William

Tothill Fields, London, (1812–23). The suite of gilt furniture presented to Greenwich Hospital in 1813 by John Fish of Kempton Park, Middlx, in memory of Nelson includes a lamp or torchère,…

Freeman, Jeremiah (1792–1850)

Jeremiah Freeman, carver was admitted a freeman of Norwich on 18 June 1792. The Universal British Directory, 1798, Peck's Norwich Directories, 1801, 1803 and Holden's, 1805 list him as a carver and gilder at 2 London Lane, Norwich. This is the address on…

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…

Mayhew, John and Ince, William (1736–d. 1811)

and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm. The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince (1758/59–1804) was one of the most significant, probably the…

Norman, George William (1820–39)

At 7 Stephen St, Tottenham Ct Rd in 1820; 21 Windmill St, Tottenham Ct Rd in 1826; and 22 Charlotte St, Fitzroy Sq. in 1839. A gilttorchère stand with a circular tray top on a baluster stem in a Queen Anne Style…

Robbins, John

London. In 1792 he made a set of four painted and gilttorchères on triangular pedestals in the hall at Sledmere House, Yorks., and a suite of gilt seat furniture in the…

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…

Vulliamy, —

address unrecorded. Signed a torchère, c. 1790, with three-sided base carved with spears centring on ribboned wreaths, on three lion-paw feet; base supports a turned stand, carved with…