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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)…

Cobb, John (c. 1715– 78)

John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p. 1155] Some support for a Norfolk origin appears in Cobb's will [PRO, Prob. 11/1044, f. 314] in which, in a codicil of…

Del Vecchio, —

26 Westmorland St, and 187–88 Gt Brunswick St, London, ‘PRINT, LOOKING-GLASS, STATUARY, PLAISTER OF PARIS, & ROMAN CEMENT MANUFACTURER, TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE IV AND TO THE BOARD OF WORKS’ (1831). So reads label on the back of a miniature, stating…

Dudley, Thomas (1817–20)

Trading at no. 34 in 1817 and no. 36 in 1820. Named in the Royal Household accounts on 10 October 1817 supplying an inkstand in bronze and ormolu in the form of the Royal Mortar, costing £37 10s. Regency rosewood Davenport…

Firth, G

address unrecorded. Stamp found on pair of mid Georgian mahogany open armchairs with shaped rectangular backs, pierced vertical splats between outcurved arm supports, upholstered seats, square fluted legs and stretchers…

Gillow (c. 1730–after 1840)

The name ‘Gillow’ has been firmly associated with furniture making from at least the 1730s until the present day, though the active participation of the Gillow family ceased in the early 19th century. The firm was based in Lancaster though a full London…

Hicks, J

Lower Pembroke St, London. Mahogany easel toilet mirror recorded with rectangular plate and pierced swanneck pediment, the frame stamped ‘J. Hicks, Pembroke Street’. The stamp of ‘J. Hicks, 5 Lr. Pembroke St.’ also…

Hobbs, George (1764)

Mahogany kneehole writing table recorded with label inside drawer stating: ‘London 27 June 1764. Mr. Field. My sisters receipt shall be a discharge from me to you whenever you shall please to pay her. George Hobbs.’ ‘July 13 1764. Received of Mr. Field of…

Huntsman, W

address unrecorded. Mahogany chair, c. 1760–70, recorded bearing stamp with name in rectangle below a crown. [Colonial Williamsburg Coll., 1930/232] Similar stamp found on a set of six George III mahogany dining …

Jensen, Gerrit (1680–d. 1715)

Gerrit Jensen, whose name occurs in the Lord Chamberlain's accounts spelt in fourteen different ways (sometimes anglicized as plain Garrard Johnson), has been called ‘the English Boulle’. The leading London cm in the reigns of William and Mary and Queen…