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Anderton, Henry (1811–19)

In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson. An address at 52 London Rd is listed in 1813, but from the following year the Marble St address was used. Retired from business in…

Anderton, William (b. 1750–d. 1812)

Trading on his own account as early as 1777, in which year he was declared bankrupt. Had recommenced business by 1781 when he was trading from 17 Dale St. By 1790 had premises at 18 and 19 Paradise St. In 1796 his addresses are given as Harrington Park…

Astley, Abraham (c. 1720)

Probably related to Isaac Astley who traded at the same address. A trade label has been recorded on a walnut veneered chest on stand of three long and three short drawers. The label states that he ‘Maketh and Selleth all…

Bailey, Edward (1809–40)

In 1826 he endorsed the prefatory recommendation in Nicholson's Practical Cabinet Maker as ‘Manufacturer to His Majesty’, and is recorded in London directories between 1809 and 1840. He is frequently named in the Royal Household accounts as…

Beck, Arnold Frederick (1763–77)

Insured his household goods and stock for £150 and wearing apparel for £50 on 2 August 1763. [GL, ref. 201685, p. 483] Possibly the maker of pianofortes (dated 1775 and 1777) trading at Broad St, Golden Sq., who is thought to have employed a cm in his…

Becket(t), William (1771–1800)

App. to William Blackburn in 1771; admitted freeman, 1779–80, when stated ‘of Wray’. Named in the Gillow records between 1786–1800 moulding claws. Possibly the maker of the large chest of drawers, mahogany veneer, oak…

Belchier, John (1717–d. 1753)

A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin. The earliest references to a John ‘Belcher’ are to be found in the accounts of Boughton House, Northants. Between 1687 and 1710 amounts totalling £3,880 are recorded for glass, solder, piping,…

Bell, Marchant M (1813–30)

Recorded in the Richmond PR(bapt.) in 1813. [D]

Belshaw, Edmund jnr (1802–05)

Admitted freeman on 8 July 1802. Took app. in 1802 named Samuel Sharrat, who petitioned freedom in 1818. Recorded in partnership with William Belshaw, 1803–04 in Commerce Ct, Lord St, with shop and manufactory in Whitechapel, Liverpool, in 1805. Firm…

Bennet(t), Samuel (c. 1695–d. 1741)

The name of this accomplished craftsman and the words ‘LONDON FECIT’ are found inlaid on two high-quality bureau-bookcases, on the pilasters framing the doors (Fig. 5). One of these, formerly in the…