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Chew, William (b. 1784–d. 1824)

Initially traded in partnership with his father John Chew under the style ‘Chew & Son’. In November 1811 it was announced that they were agents for ‘patent adjusting bedsteads for the relief of sick, lame & infirm persons’ devised by Messrs Parker…

Chippendale, Thomas jnr (b. 1749–d. 1822)

The eldest of his illustrious father's children, was bapt. at St Paul's, Covent Gdn on 23 April 1749. He was brought up to assist in the family business, the earliest known letter from him (in the Nostell archive) being dated 5 August 1767. Thereafter…

Coade, Eleanor and her successors

London (1769–c. 1840). Eleanor Coade (b. 1733–d. 1821) made an artificial stone at Narrow Wall, Lambeth, which so successfully imitated natural limestone that it has been mistaken for it ever since. The firm began in 1769, and it is possible that her…

Collins, William

Tothill Fields, London, (1812–23). The suite of gilt furniture presented to Greenwich Hospital in 1813 by John Fish of Kempton Park, Middlx, in memory of Nelson includes a lamp or torchère,…

May, William, Sharp, Peter & Wilson, Isabella (1817)

Declared bankrupt, and sale of stock and effects advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 10 January 1817. Sale advertised again on 17 January of ‘THE entire STOCK in TRADE of Messrs. May & Sharp, UPHOLSTERERS, CABINET MAKERS and MODELLERS, consisting of a…

Mayhew, John and Ince, William (1736–d. 1811)

and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm. The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince (1758/59–1804) was one of the most significant, probably the…

Nickson, Samuel (1802–27)

Listed also at Commercial Buildings in 1816. Free 3 July 1802. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Developed an extensive business and in 1815 claimed to be employing workmen from Gillows, and Tatham & Co., London. In that…

Reynoldson, George (1695–d.1764)

George Reynoldson was one of the most eminent u and cm in York during the 18th century. He was a Catholic and this largely dictated both the path his life followed and, to an extent, the commissions he was given. He had a business in Stonegate and a…

Rigg, Edward (1750–d.1765)

On 21 March 1749–50 the house he occupied in Water St was insured by Thomas Liversley, apothecary, for £250. Took apps named Whitby in 1754 and Mohun in 1761. Advertised in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 14 December 1759 as a cm in New-market, near St…

Sharp, Peter (1817)

Named in insolvency proceedings in January 1817. At first named with two partners, William May and Isabella Wilson, but subsequently only Sharp and May are mentioned. Their stock was sold for the benefit of their creditors in two sales on 20 January and…