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Bran(d)t, Charles (1814–31)

Trading at 16 Bow St, Bloomsbury in 1814; Compton House, 53 Old Compton St, Soho, 1816; 33 Theobalds Rd, Bedford Row, 1818; no. 32 in 1819; 145 Regent St, 1823–24; 14 Shaftesbury Terr., Pimlico, 1825; and 22 Upper Belgrave Pl., Pimlico, 1828. Recorded in…

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…

Chippendale, Thomas snr (b. 1718–d. 1779)

Enjoys an international reputation as author of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director and is often described as ‘the Shakespeare of English furniture makers’: his career and achievements have been researched in depth and his name is now…

Fuhrlohg, Christopher (b. c. 1740–d. after 1787)

Christopher Fuhrlohg came from a Swiss family which emigrated to Sweden. He was born in Stockholm in about 1740 as the 4th child of the master cm Johan Hugo Fürloh (1724–47). It is not known to whom he was app., but he set off on his travels as a…

Hancock & Rixon (1832–38)

By 31 March 1838 trading as Hancock, Rixon & Dant. Loaned items to Stud House, Hampton Court, including lamps, ormolugirandoles, pedestals, blue glass girandoles and…

Hughes, Robert (1827–39)

Submitted a bill to the Rt Hon. Lord Gwydir, receipted on 5 June 1827. Bill totalled £17 14s and included ‘a Mahogany Boot and Shoe Horse with a Low Shelf and Brass Handle, including a Brown Holland Curtain to Hang over the Top to keep Dust…

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…

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…

Simson (or Simpson), George (1780–1839)

Son of John Simpson (sic) of Chatham, Kent, surgeon and apothecary. App. to Noah Chivers of London on 2 December 1772 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude in February 1780. By 1787 had established his own business at the St Paul's Churchyard…