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Alken, Sefferin (1744–83)

In 1744 his address was given as St James's, Westminster, and from 1760 he was at Dufour's Ct, Broad St, Golden Sq. Worked in both stone and wood and was active at Stourhead for Sir Richard Colt Hoare as early as 1744. In 1746 took app. named Lawrence (…

Arbuthnot, Philip (1702–27)

One of the most fashionable furniture suppliers of the first decades of the 18th century. In June 1702 he was undertaking repairs to marquetry furniture and executing gilding at Drayton House, Northants., amounting to £52 9s 6d. In…

Bagster, James (1782–1808)

Trading from 1790–1808 at 20–21 Piccadilly, and in 1792 recorded as having a workshop at 7 Air St, Piccadilly. In 1791 he supplied furniture, including a carved and gilt looking-glass, to John Pinney of Bristol…

Belchier, John (1717–d. 1753)

A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin. The earliest references to a John ‘Belcher’ are to be found in the accounts of Boughton House, Northants. Between 1687 and 1710 amounts totalling £3,880 are recorded for glass, solder, piping,…

Bickerstaff, William (1829)

[D] Possibly the Bickerstaff of 2 Little Vine St, Piccadilly, whose trade card reads: ‘CARVER & GILDER, PICTURE CLEANER, FURNITURE JAPANNER and ORNAMENTAL PAINTER, Chairs, Sofas, Commodes,…

Bonnington, George & Thorp(e), George

… GLASS CASES AND OVAL SHADES Made of the finest White Glass to any given Dimensions to preserve Gilt or any other ornaments of Clocks, Girandoles, Vases, Figures, where may be had Bent, Round, Convex, Convex…

Boson, John (1720–d. 1743)

When John Boson died in April 1743 he had become one of a select group of craftsmen closely connected with the designs of William Kent. Vertue said of Boson that he was ‘a man of great ingenuity and undertook great works in his way for the prime people of…

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…

Bradshaw, William (1728–d. 1775)

Workshops at Frith St, 1728–32; the ‘Gr. House’, 27 Soho Sq. and 59–60 Greek St, 1732–47; 60 Greek St, 1748–51; no. 59, 1752–55; and Princes St, Hanover Sq., 1756–62. Recorded in Frith St, at premises previously occupied by Joshua Morris, in 1730 with the…

Brooks, Thomas (1778–1840)

Addresses given at 1 North Dockside in 1803; 50 Whitefriargate, 1806–14; no. 16, 1817–26; 48 Savile St, Osborne St, 1831–34; and no. 50, 1835–40. Also trading as a stationer, 1817–22; comb warehouse owner, 1821–23; ‘British Plate glass manufacturer’, 1823…