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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…

Bradshaw, — (1777)

The Blenheim accounts mention ‘18 pieces of green flock paper’ supplied on 26 February, and ‘2 four post bedsteads with purple flowered Cotton furn. each; 2 Window Curtains, 6 Chairs and 2 Elbow…

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…

Burrough(s) (or Borough(s)), John (1662–c. 1690)

An account dated 17 June 1662 survives, totalling £60 11s, made out to ‘Mr. Clayton and Mr. Morris’ for a ‘large cabinett’, £56 18s and other items. Clayton was knighted Sir Robert in 1671, and made Lord Mayor in 1679; John Morris (Alderman)…

Cuenot, John Antoine (1744–62)

Although included in Mortimer's London Directory of 1763 he had probably died the year previously and the John Cuenot at this address in 1763 was his son. Employed at Cleveland House in 1752 and in the same year provided a picture frame for the Duke of…

Farmborough (Farnborough or Farnbrough), William (1672–1700)

One of the foremost Royal tradesmen in the late 17th century, he is named in the Royal Household accounts betwen 1672–1700. He worked with John Burrough(s) in 1677, providing two large looking-glasses, tables and stands ‘flowered…

Fawkes, John (1754–57)

Advertised in Oxford Gazette and Reading Mercury, 29 April and 3 June 1754; and on 2 May 1757 that he ‘has continually fresh Goods coming in of the best of every Sort, being resolved to keep great Choice, and to supply his Customers as cheap as they can…

Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard (1748–96)

Although the firm of John Gordon and John Taitt received a number of important commissions in the 1770s, relatively little is known about the two partners’ early careers. The origins of John Gordon have yet to be discovered, but from his will…

Hutchin(s), Hassall (or Hassil) (1769–90)

Recorded at King St, Covent Gdn, 1773–83; and no. 41, 1783–90. In 1777 Hassett Hutchins of Hart St, Covent Gdn, insured a house at 115 Strand, near Somerset House, for £60. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 258, p. 438] He joined Abigail Hutchins, probably his mother,…

Mayhew, John and Ince, William (1736–d. 1811)

and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm. The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince (1758/59–1804) was one of the most significant, probably the…