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Adamson, Robert (1751–66)

His trade card [Heal; MMA; NY] states that he ‘Makes all sorts of Cabinet Looking Glasses and Mahogany Goods at the lowest Prices. NB. Funerals perform'd & Goods Appraised’. On 11 April 1766 supplied to Sir William Robinson of Newby Hall…

Alden, Anne (1717–24)

In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724. Between October and Christmas 1724 he disposed of her stock which consisted of ‘standing beds, common curtains and vallince,…

Alken, Sefferin (1744–83)

In 1744 his address was given as St James's, Westminster, and from 1760 he was at Dufour's Ct, Broad St, Golden Sq. Worked in both stone and wood and was active at Stourhead for Sir Richard Colt Hoare as early as 1744. In 1746 took app. named Lawrence (…

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…

Audley, William jnr & John (1812–39)

Initially at Lad Lane but by 1822 had in addition premises in the High St. In the period 1818–22 the business is referred to as William Audley & Sons. In 1834–39 William Audley appears to have been the sole proprietor and was trading from addresses at…

Baines, Henry (1739–84)

Admitted freeman as a joiner, 1739–40, and took eighteen app. joiners and cm between 3 September 1744 and 15 October 1785. On account of his ‘declining business’, a sale of his stock in trade began on Monday 18 February 1782, and was ‘to continue until…

Barry, William (1831–40)

Supplied furniture for Burton Constable on 29 July and 16 October 1838 comprising a press bedstead, £2, a French bedstead, £3, six paintedchairs, 3s 6d each, six long backed chairs, 5s each and a ‘…

Belshaw, Edmund jnr (1802–05)

Admitted freeman on 8 July 1802. Took app. in 1802 named Samuel Sharrat, who petitioned freedom in 1818. Recorded in partnership with William Belshaw, 1803–04 in Commerce Ct, Lord St, with shop and manufactory in Whitechapel, Liverpool, in 1805. Firm…

Bonynge, — (1795)

Two of a set of six painted beechwood armchairs signed ‘BONYNGE UPHOLDER 1795’, exhibited by D. Drey, Antique Fair, Grosvenor House, 7–22 June 1962. [Conn., June 1962, p. 126] Inscription is similar in date and character…

Boson, John (1720–d. 1743)

When John Boson died in April 1743 he had become one of a select group of craftsmen closely connected with the designs of William Kent. Vertue said of Boson that he was ‘a man of great ingenuity and undertook great works in his way for the prime people of…