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Burnell, C. & Fox, John

successors to William Lamb (1809–25). Trading at 9–10 Jewin St, Cripplegate, 1809–19; and 46–47 Newgate St, 1820–25. Supplied John Gibbard of Sharnbrook, near Bedford, in 1817 with ‘a set of cotton 4-post bed furniture with full inside and…

Chambers, Samuel (1709–68)

Son of Abraham Chambers of Selling, Kent, yeoman. App. to Henry Winton, 10 March 1709/10 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 7 May 1718. Master of the Upholders’ Co., 1746. In 1768 trading as Chambers & Lynes and on 22 October of that year…

Fell, Lawrence (1766–97)

In notable partnership with William Turton from c. 1770, and later with James Newton at 31 Compton St, 1781–84, and 63 Wardour St and 10 Bruton St in 1797. Little is known of the firm of Fell and Turton, but that they were important in their day is…

Guibert, Philip (1692–1739)

In both 1708 and 1715 took out insurance cover of £450 on a house in German St. Late in the reign of William III he was heavily involved in royal commissions at Windsor Castle and Kensington Palace. In 1697 he supplied a walnut couch, the…

Gunnis, —

address unknown (1791–92). Received £6 4s 6d on 5 September 1791 for ‘bed furniture repairs’ and £6 17s 10d for bed hangings. [Lincoln RO, MM 9110]

Hutchins, Abraham (1753–60)

He was employed regularly by the 4th Duke of Bedford at Bedford House, London, and at Woburn Abbey, Beds., supplying curtains and bed furniture, cleaning and scouring textiles, upholstering chairs and…

Hutchins, Abigail (1757–70)

She worked with Abraham Hutchins for the 4th Duke of Bedford between 1757–60. After 1760 Abigail continued on her own, regularly supplying, cleaning and repairing bed furniture, curtains, damask wall hangings and…

Mears, John (before 1788)

Advertised in Penn'a Packet, 31 May 1788, that he was from London, and now trading on the south side of Market St between Seventh and Eighth Streets, Philadelphia. He ‘Makes and sells cabriole and plain sophas and chairs, bed furniture…

Miles, W

London. In 1818–19 he supplied bed furniture costing £21 3s 6d to the Duke of Montrose for Buchanan House, West Stirlingshire. [Scottish RO, GD220/6/52]

Pitt, Cecil (1754–95)

It is possible that he was the Pitt who was trading as a u from an address on London Bridge, 1747–49. At ‘The Rising Sun & Fox’, five doors from the corner of New Broad St, Moorfields in 1754. A trade card from this period [Leverhulme Coll., MMA, NY]…