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Anderson, Jonathan & Perry, Joshua (1820–33)

Advertised themselves as successors to Mr Churchill (probably James Churchill, herald painter, of The Tithing, Worcester); and cleaned, repaired and varnished pictures, silvered looking-glasses and supplied paper…

Astle, Thomas jnr (1782–93)

Took over the business following the death of his father and in March 1782 declared that ‘He has now on hand a very extensive assortment of the most elegant and useful Mahogany Furniture; which for quality and cheapness, he can with confidence recommend…

Battistessa & Co (1830–40)

Recorded at 13 Baldwins Gdns, Gray's Inn Lane, London, 1830–35, whilst their undated trade card gives addresses at 106 Hatton Gdn, London, and Calton St, Edinburgh. It also describes services: ‘Glasses Ground, Polished, Silvered,…

Bradburn(e), John (1750–d. 1781)

Bradburne held the Royal Warrant of ‘Upholsterer to his Majesty and Cabinet-Maker to the Great Wardrobe’ and was responsible for supplying considerable quantities of furniture and furnishings to the Royal Household between 1764 and 1777. His…

Brailsford, William (1774–1837)

Trading with Thomas Brailsford at High St in 1774; alone at Norfolk St in 1787; at 3 Market St in 1797; and at 3 George St in 1837. [D] Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. Employed at Chatsworth, Derbs., by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, supplying…

Bregazzi, C. & S

Trade card reads: ‘Carvers, Gilders, Picture frame & Looking Glass Manfrs. Barometer & Thermometers of every description; Old Glasses Repolished & Silvered, Old Paintings cleaned & varnished’. […

Brown, J (1838–40)

Worked at Buckingham Palace, providing a ‘chimney glass frame with ornamental carved top and sides, finished in bevelled burnished gilt’, for the Duchess of Kent's Dressing Room; ‘4 new silvered…

Burton, — (c. 1826–32)

Trade card reads: ‘CARVER, GILDER, Looking Glass and Picture Frame Maker, Bookbinder &c. Glasses polished and silvered. Frames made to Pattern. Old Frames Regilt. Pictures Cleaned and Repaired. Composition…

Cooper, George (1784–1839)

At 8 Lombard St in 1784 but by 1785 the number had changed to 82. In 1809 moved to 12 George Ct, Piccadilly and subsequently shown at 42 Piccadilly 1811–14, 43 Piccadilly 1815–20 and 36 Piccadilly 1821–39. In 1811 referred to as Cooper & Co. and it is…

Dingwall, Alexander (1749–74)

Polled at Westminster in 1749. Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., May 1753; and sale of stock in trade announced, Public Advertiser, 20 June 1753, consisting of ‘4 Post Mahog. Bedsteads with Printed Cotton furnishings & water-closets, Pier…