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Atherton, —

A tallboy with secretaire drawer, a fall-front estcritoire, a tea table, and a number of chairs are known stamped ‘ATHERTON’. These can be dated on the basis of style from c. 1780 to c. 1810 and are…

Bell, Daniel (1725–31)

Supplied furniture and upholstery to the Duke of Montrose between 1725–29 including a large mahogany oval table and frame, £6 15s, six walnut chairs with scarlet lace seats, £10 4s, a mahogany tea table…

Bell, Elizabeth (1740–c. 1758)

Successor to Henry Bell at this address and almost certainly his widow. The trade labels that she used are identical to those of Henry Bell with the exception of the name. Most of the bills name the business as Elizabeth Bell & Son, the son probably…

Bolton, George (?)

(1824). Mahogany tea table with tapering turned legs and reeded edges to flaps recorded, signed underneath and dated 30 June 1824.

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,…

Hallett, William snr (b. c. 1707–d. 1781)

Hallett, William jnr, cm (c. 1730–d. 1767). In 1938 the late R. W. Symonds published an article on Hallett, Vile and Cobb [Conn., April 1938, pp. 183–91] in which he stated that William Hallett was born in July…

Hints (or Hintz), Frederick (1738)

Advertised in Daily Post, 22 May 1738, the sale of ‘a choice Parcel of Desks and Book cases of mahogany, tea tables, tea chests, tea-boards etc. all curiously made and inlaid with fine…

Holmes, Richard (1755–86)

Recorded at no. 55, 1777–78; no. 22, 1778–86; and as Richard Holmes & Son, 1781–86. Rococo trade card, c.1781, shows Chippendale-style chair, tea table with deep fretwork rims, and tea chest, and reads: ‘Rich…

Motteux, Pierre Antoine (1707–11)

In 1707 he provided the Duke of Montrose with ‘1 fine Japan tea table’, ‘A dressing suite’, and ‘A framed glass’. Named in newspapers in 1711. [Scottish RO, GD 220/6/4/20; Heal]

Rymell, Thomas (1694–1709)

Submitted a bill to the Duchess of Norfolk for Drayton House, Northants., dated April to November 1694, and totalling £80. Items included ‘a prince wood press’, £10; ‘mending a mother of perle tea table and making a brass rim to it &…