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Atkinson, Thomas (1820–24)

Initially trading as Loader & Atkinson. The premises were at the corner of the ‘Belle Sauvage’, an important London coaching inn. A mahogany folding leaf table is known with their label. [Advert. in Apollo, February 1961] The practice of labelling…

Barker, Robert snr (b. 1706–d. 1781)

Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Son of John Barker, u of Petergate, bapt. 9 December 1707 at Holy Trinity (Christ Church), King's Sq. Admitted freeman by patrimony in 1731. Married twice, having, by the first marriage, four children who…

Bayfield, John Joachim (?)

(1721). Name and date ‘Aug. 1721’ pencilled on carcase of early 18th-century walnut folding-top card table, private English coll.

Bellison, — (1774)

The Newark Town Hall account books of 1774 record a commission ‘to make 4 mahogany card tables at 30/– a piece according to pattern produced’.

Brown, John Cossons (1836–40)

Took app. named Cornelius Weaver Doe in 1836 for five years at a charge of £95 including food and lodging. Early Victorian rosewood folding card table recorded bearing label, ‘J. C. BROWN FROM BLANDFORD’, dated 1840. [D; Dorset RO, MK/713…

Burcham, Peter (1754–63)

Trading at the Cabinet Warehouse, Fleet Mkt, 1755–63, and also near Holborn Bridge, 1763. Trade card with Rococo frame states that he ‘Makes and Sells all Sorts of Looking Glasses, Chairs, & Cabinet Work &c.…

Cauty, William (1748–80)

Established initially at the sign of ‘The Chair & Curtains’ at the west end of Somerset House, Strand. His trade card from this period states that he was able to supply ‘Chairs, Tables and Glasses of all sorts,…

Chebsey, John (c. 1710–36)

A kneehole deskveneered in figured walnut, c. 1710, with a trade label pasted inside the frieze drawer is known. This features his trade sign showing a chair of early Georgian character, as does his invoice…

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…

Coxed, John and G., and Woster, Thomas

The White Swan’, St Paul's Churchyard, London, (1700–36). A number of desks, bureaux, bureaucabinets, secretairecabinets and chests of drawers dating from the…