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Barlow, William (1745–51)

Worked for William Kent at 44 Berkeley Sq. in 1745, and with James Richards at Henry Pelham's house in Arlington St. His ‘Kentian’ friezes with foliages, festoons, shells and flowers cost 48s each. Barlow's bill dated 1745–46 for work…

Bradburn(e), John (1750–d. 1781)

Bradburne held the Royal Warrant of ‘Upholsterer to his Majesty and Cabinet-Maker to the Great Wardrobe’ and was responsible for supplying considerable quantities of furniture and furnishings to the Royal Household between 1764 and 1777. His…

Brailsford, William (1774–1837)

Trading with Thomas Brailsford at High St in 1774; alone at Norfolk St in 1787; at 3 Market St in 1797; and at 3 George St in 1837. [D] Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. Employed at Chatsworth, Derbs., by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, supplying…

Coade, Eleanor and her successors

London (1769–c. 1840). Eleanor Coade (b. 1733–d. 1821) made an artificial stone at Narrow Wall, Lambeth, which so successfully imitated natural limestone that it has been mistaken for it ever since. The firm began in 1769, and it is possible that her…

Cobb, John (c. 1715– 78)

John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p. 1155] Some support for a Norfolk origin appears in Cobb's will [PRO, Prob. 11/1044, f. 314] in which, in a codicil of…

Dallain, Isaac (1768–82)

Recorded in partnership with R. Harding at 7 Berwick St in 1782 as ‘successors to Mr. Gossett’. Dallain worked for Sir Gilbert Heathcote between 1768–72, ‘gilding 7 frames in Oyl Gold’, £3 6s; supplying ‘2 Glass frames for North End, Fulham’, £30; ‘a…

Derignee (Devignee or Derique(e)), Robert (1691–1707)

Supplied carved and gilt furniture for the Royal palaces in the reign of William and Mary. In 1691 he made for Kensington Palace, at a cost of £20, a great wainscott frame for a glass 10 feet long and seven feet…

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…

Fell, Lawrence (1766–97)

In notable partnership with William Turton from c. 1770, and later with James Newton at 31 Compton St, 1781–84, and 63 Wardour St and 10 Bruton St in 1797. Little is known of the firm of Fell and Turton, but that they were important in their day is…

Gates, William (1774–after 1800)

William Gates was a cm who specialized in fine inlay and engraved woodwork. He succeeded John Bradburn as a tradesman to the Great Wardrobe, his warrant from George III being dated July 1777. Gates's first recorded commission from the…