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Allin, William (1770–88)

Insured with the Sun Fire Office in 1776 for a total of £1,000 of which £400 was for utensils and stock. On 8 May he advertised his intention to discontinue trading and offered his stock to the public at ‘considerably under Prime cost’. He stated that his…

Aycliffe (or Ayliffe), Thomas jnr (1760–d. 1805)

‘Turner in Ordinary to his MAJESTY’. Originally at the corner of Gt Newport St but by 1762 had moved to 49 Wardour St which he used as ware rooms. He also occupied ‘The King's Arms’, Gerrard St, near Newport Mkt from this date. Married in October…

Bailey, Edward (1809–40)

In 1826 he endorsed the prefatory recommendation in Nicholson's Practical Cabinet Maker as ‘Manufacturer to His Majesty’, and is recorded in London directories between 1809 and 1840. He is frequently named in the Royal Household accounts as…

Beckwith, John (1806–16)

Also recorded at 8 Stangate St, Lambeth, in 1808. Trade card [Banks Coll., BM] shows Grecian sofa and elaborate draped window pelmet, and reads ‘from St. Martin's Lane’. In 1806 worked at Hatfield House, Herts., and Hatfield town house, ‘The…

Belchier, John (1717–d. 1753)

A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin. The earliest references to a John ‘Belcher’ are to be found in the accounts of Boughton House, Northants. Between 1687 and 1710 amounts totalling £3,880 are recorded for glass, solder, piping,…

Benois, F

address unrecorded. On 10 October 1814 supplied to the Prince Regent 2 cabinets ornamented with Florentine marble, mounted in ormolu, costing £1,000, another costing £500, and a small toilette box, £50.…

Bickerstaff, William (1829)

[D] Possibly the Bickerstaff of 2 Little Vine St, Piccadilly, whose trade card reads: ‘CARVER & GILDER, PICTURE CLEANER, FURNITURE JAPANNER and ORNAMENTAL PAINTER, Chairs, Sofas, Commodes,…

Bigmore, Job (1839)

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Bounsall (or Bounfall), A (1802–04)

Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D]

Brooks, Thomas (1778–1840)

Addresses given at 1 North Dockside in 1803; 50 Whitefriargate, 1806–14; no. 16, 1817–26; 48 Savile St, Osborne St, 1831–34; and no. 50, 1835–40. Also trading as a stationer, 1817–22; comb warehouse owner, 1821–23; ‘British Plate glass manufacturer’, 1823…