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Abell, William (1826–39)

Trading at 22 Gt Eastcheap, 1826–35, and at 43 Fish St Hill in 1839. [D]

Ackworth, William (1802–11)

Took out a Sun Insurance policy in January 1802 for £3,200 of which stock and utensils accounted for £1,350. Trade label recorded on several respectable pieces of cabinet furniture including a Pembroke table, a secretaire and a…

Adams, Robert & Co. (1801–16)

Also traded under the style of Adams & Gray from 1801–04, and Adams, Graves & Co. from 1807–08. Had additional premises in Tottenham Ct Rd in 1808. Their trade card [BM] states that ‘every article in the above Branches are…

Alden, Anne (1717–24)

In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724. Between October and Christmas 1724 he disposed of her stock which consisted of ‘standing beds, common curtains and vallince,…

Aldridge, Simon (1704–06)

In 1704 and 1705 supplied beds for Crosby Hall, Lancs. for Nicholas Blundell. The ‘blew bed’, ordered on 9 March 1704, was first set up in ‘the Garden Chamber’ and then transferred to ‘the Blew Chamber’. This and a further bed…

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 (…

Allan, William (1837–39)

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Anderton, Henry (1811–19)

In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson. An address at 52 London Rd is listed in 1813, but from the following year the Marble St address was used. Retired from business in…

Astley, Abraham (c. 1720)

Probably related to Isaac Astley who traded at the same address. A trade label has been recorded on a walnut veneered chest on stand of three long and three short drawers. The label states that he ‘Maketh and Selleth all…

Auby, — (1795)

Bought bed linen from Kennet & Kidd, cm and u, New Bond St, London, in 1795. [PRO, C114/181, journal 3, p. 340]