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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…

Cooke, John (1765–89)

Free 18 February 1765 after serving as app. under Philip Prestbury of Chester, cm. By 1771 had set up in business in Eastgate St. Took apps named John Formstone and Thomas Latchford (free 1784) and James Gardner (free 1790); also Edward Williams from 1775…

Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard (1748–96)

Although the firm of John Gordon and John Taitt received a number of important commissions in the 1770s, relatively little is known about the two partners’ early careers. The origins of John Gordon have yet to be discovered, but from his will…

Heasman, Henry snr and jnr (1687–1750)

Heasman snr traded in the Great Piazza, Covent Gdn, 1712–50. Took apps named James Gronous until 1700; Robert Cox, 1708–19; his son, Henry Heasman jnr 5 March 1710 to his freedom by servitude, 3 April 1728; and William Light in 1718.…

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…

Salmon, John (1803–25)

From 1809 traded as John Salmon & Son. The initial of the son was H. The trade label of this firm advertises ‘Drawing Room Chairs Settees Sofas etc. in Gold or Colours, BED ROOM CHAIRS TO MATCH, Furniture Paper…

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…

Turrin, William (1718)

Supplied items for the Duke of Montrose's London house in Bond St in 1718, costing a total of £234 15s. The account lists a walnut writing desk and card table, chimney and pier glasses, sconce…