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Cullen, James (1754–79)

Listed in London directories between 1765 and 1779. Nothing is known of his background before 1754 when, together with ‘several of the principal wrights in Edinburgh’ he advertised the formation of the Edinburgh Upholstery, Joiner and…

Eckhardt, Anthony George (1771–98)

Trading at Hans Pl., Chelsea in 1798. In 1771 he patented for fourteen years a portable table ‘with Double or Single Folding Flaps and Folding Feet, and also a New Portable Chair, so Contrived as to Answer all the Purposes of the common…

Elward, George & Marsh, William (1774–1840)

WILLIAM MARSH. The earliest record of his name that has appeared so far is an entry for insurance cover of £1,500 in 1774 [GL, Sun MS vol. 236, ref. 348625] where he is described as ‘upholder … near Charles Street in Mount…

Lambert, Robert (1767–93)

A partner with Robert Chipchase in the business of Chipchase & Lambert, 1767–88. In 1774 Robert Lambert was shown living at New St and in 1784 at Beak St. When the partnership was dissolved in 1788 Robert Chipchase moved to 39 Dover St, leaving Robert…

Saunders, John (1827–41)

John Saunders appears to have continued the family's general upholstery work at Brighton Pavilion after the death of his father, Thomas Saunders, c.1826. The Royal Household accounts, 1827–31, detail his regular employment for ‘frequent and…

Seddon, George (1753–1868)

The firm of Seddon was the largest furniture-making firm in London in the last quarter of the 18th century when it employed more people, held more extensive stocks and produced a wider-range of goods than any other furnituremaking business It remained of…

Senior, John (1837)

His billhead indicates that amongst items stocked were ‘writing desks, work boxes, dressing cases, music stools, floor cloths, Brussels and other carpets, paper hangings, Indian matts, table cover…

Sidney, Benjamin (1700–07)

Known in connection with materials supplied to and work done for the Duchess of Buccleuch. In 1700 paid £16 0s 11d for furnishings at Moor Park, Herts. Material was supplied for ‘Her Grace's blue & gold chairs’ and linen to line ‘Indian…

Smith, Charles (1781–1825)

Charles Smith traded on his own account at 69 Lower Grosvenor St, 1784–90, and by 1790 his firm was claiming to be ‘Upholsters to Their Majesties’. By 1791, however, he was in partnership with Robert Donald Smith and the business changed its trading style…

Thurston, John (1822–40)

[D] Recorded as ‘Superior billiard tables, Cue and Mace Manufacturer by appointment to his Majesty’ in 1835. Trade card [Banks Coll., BM] gives address at Waterloo House, and states: ‘Portable and other Billiard Tables warranted of the best seasoned…