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Channon, John (b. 1711–d. c. 1783)

In the 18th century there were many Channons living in Exeter and Tiverton, and it is not always possible to establish their precise relationship to each other. However, it is likely that John was the younger brother of Otho, an Exeter chair…

Elward, George & Marsh, William (1774–1840)

WILLIAM MARSH. The earliest record of his name that has appeared so far is an entry for insurance cover of £1,500 in 1774 [GL, Sun MS vol. 236, ref. 348625] where he is described as ‘upholder … near Charles Street in Mount…

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…

Morel, Nicholas and Morel & Hughes, Robert (1790–1830)

Although no firm evidence has been discovered Nicholas Morel may have been of French extraction and seems to have been associated with the group of Anglo-French craftsmen who worked for Henry Holland and Dominique Daguerre, particularly at…

Thomas, Frances (c.1810–c.1830)

Trading at Pekingham St, c.1830. Metal label of ‘F. THOMAS — CABINET MAKER — HALESOWEN’, recorded on a brass-inlaid mahogany armchair, c.1810, with upholstered seat, originally of black horsehair, rectangular back with…

Townson, William (1755–60)

Probably the Townson who supplied furniture to Holkham Hall, Norfolk, between 1755–58. The accounts for 1755 total £10 16s and include ‘3 Chinese cherry tree chairs for ye attics’ and armchair to match; ‘4 walnut tree chair…