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Daguerre, Dominique (1789–d. 1796)

A refugee French dealer who fled to London in 1793. He was purveyor of furniture to Louis XVI and styled ‘Marchand privilégé de la Cour’, his shop in Paris being at the sign of the ‘Couronne d'Or’, Rue St Honoré. He is mentioned in D'Oberkirch's Memoirs…

Gee, John (1779–c. 1824)

also listed as Gee & Sons (1809) and Gee, Thomas Ayliffe (1804– 09?). In about 1779 John Gee replaced Thomas Ayliffe as partner to Benjamin Crompton, who had been Turner in Ordinary to George III since 1762. On 14 October 1787 Gee was…

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…

Hoarsy, John

address unrecorded. Possibly the maker of a Charles II walnut open armchair from Stoneleigh Abbey, Warks. Chair has narrow cane-panelled splat edged with scrolls, crown and putto cresting. A surviving account…

Huntsman, W

address unrecorded. Mahogany chair, c. 1760–70, recorded bearing stamp with name in rectangle below a crown. [Colonial Williamsburg Coll., 1930/232] Similar stamp found on a set of six George III mahogany dining …

Price, Richard (1670– d.1683)

Supplied considerable quantities of furniture to the royal palaces during the reign of Charles II. In 1678 appointed joiner to the Crown, but most of the furniture supplied was in the upholsterybranch…

Roberts, Thomas

(1685–1714) and Richard (1714–1729), at ‘The Royal Chair’, Marylebone St, London, joiners, chairmakers and carvers. Thomas Roberts was a carver and joiner, who succeeded Richard Price as the chief supplier of bed…

Thack(th)waite (or Thatch(th)waite), Michael (1754–95)

Recorded at ‘The Easy Chair’, Marylebone St in 1767; and 7 Marylebone St, 1774–94 as Thackthwaite & Son, 1791–95. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 20 June 1792 for £1,200, including £1,000 on his house in Hanover Sq. in tenure of a Mrs…

Williams, Henry (1717–58)

In 1717 he was occupying a brick house and workshop on the south side of Long Acre, abutting the east side of Bagnio Walk. This property he insured for £250. His trade was given as ‘joyner’ but it is clear that from an early stage he was strongly involved…