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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…

Alexander, –

address unrecorded (1748). On 13 June 1748 £6 6s was paid by Mrs Bowes to ‘Alexander for a pair of branches lackered’. [Durham RO, D/St/V1488–90]

Alken, Oliver (1766–68)

Worked at St Mary's Lutheran Chapel, Savoy, from 1766–68 on architectural carving, brackets at the altar, branches at the altarpiece, etc. This was part of an extensive restoration surveyed by William Chambers. [Westminster Ref. Lib…

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…

Arundale, W. (1837–40)

Successor to G. Wooll. Arundale had previously been employed by Ackermann & Co., Strand, London. He advertised that he could offer carving and gilding ‘in all its branches by competent workmen — Paintings cleaned and …

Baildon, Thomas (1762–1798)

Son of William Baildon, tailor, and Sarah Baildon. App. to Robert Barker jnr u, 1 May 1762. Admitted freeman 1785. Advertised 16 August and 11 October that he had been ‘Fourteen years last past Foreman to Messrs. Haig & Chippendale, 60 St. Martin's…

Bennington & Co (1832)

On 13 August 1832 supplied 24 ornamental double branch socket lights for lustres in Library and Drawing Room for Windsor Castle, costing £29 6s. [PRO, LC 11/77]

Bishop, — (late 18th century)

Hepplewhite-style oval mirror recorded bearing label which states that he ‘performs carving & gilding in all its branches, viz. chimney pieces, bed posts, chairs, girandole…

Blackburn (or Blakeburn), Thomas (1771–73)

Recorded at no. 14 in 1773. Announced in Prescott's Manchester Journal, 21 December 1771 ‘that he has enter'd on the shop late of Mr. Watkinson's, in St. Mary's Gate, where he intends carrying on the said Business in all its Branches…

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…