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Atkinson, Edward (1789–1808)

At Old Fleet St in 1789 but by 1793 had moved to Old St Rd. In 1808 the address was 1 Crown Ct, Curtain Rd and the trade given as ‘leather bottom chairmaker’. [D]

Bealing, Richard (1672–1711)

Named frequently in the Royal Household accounts between 1688–1711, supplying bedding, cushions, upholstered furniture, curtains etc. for the Houses of Parliament, Hampton Court, Kensington and Whitehall Palaces and Windsor…

Bennett, Joseph (1818–34)

Trading at Crown St in 1818. [D]

Branston, William (1807–35)

Trading at no. 6 by 1816; no. 18 in 1817; and nos 4 and 18 from 1820. [D] Presumably the ‘William Augustus Branstore’, u of 6 Crown St, who took out a Sun Insurance policy on 29 October 1807 for £1,200. [GL, Sun MS vol. 441, ref.…

Brown, John (1718–68)

Son of Richard Brown of Chipping Norton, Oxon., tallow chandler. App. to John James on 28 March 1718 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 6 October 1725. About 1728 he took over the premises in St Paul's Churchyard at the sign of ‘The Walnut Tree…

Buck, Henry (1731– d. 1750)

Trade card, c. 1741, states that he ‘Makes and Sells all sorts of Chairs, Tables, Cabinet Work, Looking Glasses, and Window Blinds &c. at Reasonable Rates — for both Sea and Land’. In partnership with Richard Farmer at ‘The…

Clark, John (1823)

In 1823 in Crown Sq. A mahogany tea caddy, cross banded, with brass paw feet and ring handle was sold by Phillips (Leeds), 20 October 1982. In style it looked c. 1820 and bore the trade label of this maker featuring…

Cooke, Thomas (1746–64)

In 1746 at ‘The Crown & Cushion’, Gt Queen St, Lincoln's Inn Fields. From this address he announced his intention of selling up his stock and going into partnership with ‘Mr Nash at the Royal Bed, Holbourn-…

Elliott, Charles (1752–d. 1832)

and successors. Charles Elliott was one of the chief London cm of the late 18th century. He held royal appointments from 1783–c. 1810, and was succeeded as royal cm and u by William Francis, his brother-in-law and partner. The firm continued in the royal…

Farmer, Richard (1723–d. 1747)

Poll bks record him at Holborn Hill, 1724–34, with country house at Pynest Green, Waltham, Essex. Contemporary newspapers and trade cards show him in partnership with Henry Buck as chairmakers at Holborn Hill, 1723–c. 1740; and also at ‘The…