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Banting, France & Co. (1813–40)

The intermesh of titles, France & Banting, Bantings, France & Banting, Banting, France & Co., and ‘Thomas’ and ‘William’ Banting serves to confuse the exact structure of this active firm. In one or other of its names it was active from the…

Bradburn(e), John (1750–d. 1781)

Bradburne held the Royal Warrant of ‘Upholsterer to his Majesty and Cabinet-Maker to the Great Wardrobe’ and was responsible for supplying considerable quantities of furniture and furnishings to the Royal Household between 1764 and 1777. His…

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,…

Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert (1767–88)

At 2 Beak St, Golden Sq., 1767–75 when the address became 28 Warwick St, Golden Sq. The Beak St address was still being used by Robert Chipchase as late as 1787. About 1788 the partnership was dissolved and Robert Lambert formed a new partnership in Beak…

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…

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…

Collinson, George Croyson (1820–37)

Initially in business at Kendrick Pl., Chenies St, Bedford Sq., and this address appears to have been retained for the whole life of the concern. In 1833 however their billheads gave an address at 61 Conduit St, Regent St and stated ‘From Chenies House,…

Dingwall, Alexander (1749–74)

Polled at Westminster in 1749. Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., May 1753; and sale of stock in trade announced, Public Advertiser, 20 June 1753, consisting of ‘4 Post Mahog. Bedsteads with Printed Cotton furnishings & water-closets, Pier…

Fox, Solomon (1766–1808)

Recorded at no. 38, 1790–93, and no. 33 in 1808. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1777 for £800 on his house; and on 16 February 1786 for £400 on his house in Grafton St, Tottenham Ct Rd. Carried out work at Welbeck Abbey from June 1766 to January 1777…

James & Playfair (1797–1817)

Claimed to be suppliers to ‘Their Majesties, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York’, and were successors to ‘Mr. Broomfield’. From 1797–1804 patronised by the 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford for whom they made and supplied knife trays at £1 16s each, and…