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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…

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…

Morris, Robert (1660–70)

Appointed u to Charles II after the Restoration, but in 1661 was forced, as several other Royal u were, to humbly petition the King for settlement of his account. He wrote that he had always been ready ‘to manifest his duty to your Mat.ie, since your…

Oakley, George (1773–1840)

The firm of George Oakley produced stylish furniture in the Grecian taste during the decades spanning the turn of the 19th century, and was one of the pioneers of ‘Buhl’ inlay, a form of decoration that regained popularity during the early years of the…

Paudevin, John (1677–88)

Upholder to Charles II and James II. Of French extraction and his surname is variously spelt Bodovine, Potvin, Popevine, Podvine, Potevine, Poictevine and Vaudvine by English clerks and officials. On 22 December 1677 supplied a sleeping chair…

Phill, Thomas (1700–d.1728)

Free of the Upholders’ Co., 23 September 1700. Took as app. Thomas Collins of St Ives, Hunts. 2 June 1709 and he was made free, 4 November 1719. In partnership with Jeremiah Fletcher, 1713–18. Died in 1728, and on 24 May an auction sale of his household…

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…

Vile, William (c. 1700/05–d. 1767)

William Vile was born early in the 18th century, probably in Somerset. A search of local records shows the name of Vile in profusion, but it may always elude us as to which William Vile of the many the cm was. The problem will perhaps only be solved by…

West, John (1743–58)

May have used the same property as Thomas Arne, father of the composer, in King St. Arne was murdered on 2 March 1730. If this is the case however West must have changed the trade sign, for that of Arne was ‘The Two Crowns &…