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Pritchard, William (c.1760)

Known from trade labels on two pieces of furniture at Rousham House, Oxon. These are a mahogany bureaubookcase of c.1760, and a kneehole desk perhaps of slightly later date. Labels have also been…

Robinson, J

’. Trade card, c.1790, reads as above and shows tallboy, bureau-bookcase, ‘lit a la Polonaise’, and two square-backed chairs. [Heal]

Russell, William (1754–c.1770)

Notice in Public Advertiser, 8 February 1754 read: ‘Whereas John Clay, about 20, and James West, about 18 years of age, Apprentices to Mr. William Russell of Fetter Lane, Turner and Cabinetmaker, did on Sunday last absent themselves from…

Salmon, Robert (1754–c.1785)

Shown living in the parish of St Nicholas from 1754–84 and in 1775 at 9 Bristol Back. In 1762 took app. named Williams. In the mid 1780s he was one of the craftsmen who supplied furniture for the new Mansion House. Salmon's contribution was of a minor…

Sandall, Thomas (d. by 1753)

In August 1753 the sale of the stock in trade, tools and utensils of the late Thomas Sandall was announced. His stock included ‘a great variety of exceeding good Cabinet Work, in Walnut-tree & Mahogany, in Cabinets, …

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…

Shakespear, — (1772)

On 31 December 1772 received from Peter Du Cane of Braxted Park, Essex £4 4s for a bureau. [Essex RO, D/DDC A22, f. 17]

Sherrard & Co (c.1760)

A bureaubookcase of c.1760 is recorded with a plaque on the back bearing the name Sherrard & Co. [C. Life, 13 April 1951, p. 1099]

Skynner, Thomas (1778)

In June 1778 advertised a raffle for a curious piece of furniture which he claimed to have made. This was a ‘CABINET EAGLE, with 5 private drawers in its breast, one set with diamonds, topazes, rubies and other valuable stones. It stands between two book-…

Smith, John and successors (1698–1832)

The first record of John Smith is when St John's College made a payment to him in 1698. Regular payments appear in his name from 1719, most are for general joinery work although he was paid in 1734 ‘for Chairs for ye Audit Room 24 at 18s, 2…