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Arnold, Michael (1739–50)

Supplied goods and undertook work for Lord Monson. This included the funeral of Lady Georgina Ann Pierrepon in May 1739, the supply of a mahogany close stoolchair costing £1 13s in 1749, and bedding, £8 15s in 1750. [Lincoln RO,…

Blenkinsop(p) (or Blenkinshop), Peter jnr (1754–62)

Recorded in Market Pl. before 1762, and Sadler St from 1762. Worked at Gibside for Mrs Bowes, whose accounts record payments on 13 November 1754 of £8 1s 11½d for upholsterer's work; on 8 October 1756 ‘for a mahogany close stool’, £1 4s 2d;…

Gomm, William & Richard (c. 1698–1794)

William Gomm was born c. 1698 the son of Richard Gomm, a yeoman farmer of Chinnor, Oxon. In 1713 he was app. to Hugh Maskall of London, a member of the Leathersellers’ Co. which Gomm also joined on the completion of his apprenticeship. In 1770 he was made…

Morris, John

18th-century advertisement lists stock including Windsor chairs, close stools, tea boards, tea chests, ‘Four Wheel Chaises for Children’, and ‘Chamber Horses’. [Leverhulme Coll., MMA, NY] See Morris, —.

Nix, George (1744–51)

Information about George Nix is somewhat sparse. In 1716 he is described as ‘citizen and joiner’ and recorded taking app. named Edward, son of Edward Halfhide, citizen and joiner, on 15 August for a payment of £15. On 24 April 1718 he took Theo Martinoff…

Norris, John (1772–88)

Supplied furniture to George Cooke at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, 1773–88. On 27 October 1773 £14 14s was paid for mahogany furniture and on 19 June 1775 £5 15s 6d for two chests of drawers. A close stool paid for on 11 February…

Packer, Thomas (1729–30)

On 20 December 1729 invoiced to Edward Monnington of Sarnesfield Court, near Kington, Herefs. ‘12 Handsome Chairs Compass backs & seats wth fine Cain £18’ with two matching elbow chairs and another elbow chair ‘…

Reynoldson, George (1695–d.1764)

George Reynoldson was one of the most eminent u and cm in York during the 18th century. He was a Catholic and this largely dictated both the path his life followed and, to an extent, the commissions he was given. He had a business in Stonegate and a…

Shuter, John (1662–d.1699)

Detailed payments are recorded to John Shuter in the accounts of Trinity College between 1662–91 and St John's College between 1667–90. These include supplying matting, material, upholstery and furniture, a payment by Trinity…

Thorn, — (1764)

Trade card gives long list of stock including floor cloths, cradles, baskets, butlers’ trays, tea boards and chests, spice cupboards, backgammon tables, close stools, ‘Chairs…