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Adair, John (1749–69)

Recorded at St Ann's Ct, Covent Gdn in 1749 but by 1763 was established at Wardour St, Soho. Worked at Shardeloes, Bucks., Croome Ct and the Church of St Mary Magdelene, Croome D'Abitot, Worcs. and Syon House, Brentford. [D; poll bk; Conn., June 1981, p.…

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 (…

Allin, William (1770–88)

Insured with the Sun Fire Office in 1776 for a total of £1,000 of which £400 was for utensils and stock. On 8 May he advertised his intention to discontinue trading and offered his stock to the public at ‘considerably under Prime cost’. He stated that his…

Anderson, Jonathan & Perry, Joshua (1820–33)

Advertised themselves as successors to Mr Churchill (probably James Churchill, herald painter, of The Tithing, Worcester); and cleaned, repaired and varnished pictures, silvered looking-glasses and supplied paper…

Ansell, Robert, Edward St (1767–80)

In 1777 insured his workshop in Edward St with utensils and stock with the Sun Fire Office for £600. Insured house in Margaret St, Cavendish Sq. in 1775 for £500. Subscribed to James Paine's Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Seats, 1767. Bankrupt November 1780…

Anson, G. (before 1798)

Ceased business in June 1798 when his stock and tools were sold by auction. The stock included ‘a capital painting on plate glass, in a burnished-gold frame’ and ‘looking-glasses, in gilt and mahogany frames of various sizes’. Amongst…

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…

Armstrong, Michael (1776)

On 4 July 1776 advertised in Pugh's Hereford Journal that he was ‘from London’ and able to make ‘Pier and Chimney-Glass frames, Girandoles, Sconces &c. gilt in oil or Burnish'd Gold,…

Ashlin, William (1789–1826)

Initially trading solely from the Belton St address. By 1796 the Strand address was also in use and the business was referred to as Ashlin & Collings (or Ashlin & Co.). By 1821 the trading style had changed again to Ashlin, Collings & Ashlin.…

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…