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Armitrage

—, address unrecorded. Named in the Holkham Hall accounts, 1739, in connection with the supply of a dressing table ‘for my Lord’ at £2 12s 6d, and a mahogany ‘voider & pail’. [V & A archives]

Bailey, Edward (1809–40)

In 1826 he endorsed the prefatory recommendation in Nicholson's Practical Cabinet Maker as ‘Manufacturer to His Majesty’, and is recorded in London directories between 1809 and 1840. He is frequently named in the Royal Household accounts as…

Beckwith, James (1814)

Named in the Royal Household accounts on 5 January 1814 supplying new plate glass for dressing table in President's Room and blinds in Office Keeper's appartment, Council Office, Whitehall. Also provided Brussels carpet to St…

Bosworth, James (1830–35)

Ten bills dated 1830–35 from Bosworth to Capt. N. L. Pateshall, RN of Hereford, list upholstery, bedding, carpets, and furniture supplied, including a wardrobe, £2 2s; chimney glass, £6 10s; mahogany table, £4 10s; …

Bott, Thomas (1816–39)

Addresses given at 10–11 Gt Portland St, Oxford St 1816–31, and 28 Margaret St, 1832–39. [D] Supplied furniture to Streatlam Castle, Co. Durham, receipts for which are dated July 1829 and January 1830. An estimate of 10 July 1829, totalling £67 4s, refers…

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…

Buttler, —

address unrecorded. Named in the Holkham Hall, Norfolk accounts in 1755 silvering and framing glasses for £3 9s, and supplying four mahogany dressing tables with drawers, £2 16s. [V & A archives]

Chippendale, Thomas snr (b. 1718–d. 1779)

Enjoys an international reputation as author of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director and is often described as ‘the Shakespeare of English furniture makers’: his career and achievements have been researched in depth and his name is now…

Cobbett, Pitt & Son (1833)

In June 1833 carried out work at the Stud House, Hampton Court, Middlx, which included japanning 43 wash-hand-stands and dressing tables and painting and staining a large Gothic sideboard. [PRO, LC11/80]

Crawford, William (1768–83)

In 1778 with William Bond, carver and gilder, and Thomas Noble, proprietors of the Casino in Marlborough St, took out insurance cover for £800. In 1770 supplied furniture to Sir Edward Knatchbull of Mersham le Hatch, Kent. This included a…