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Ward, Thomas (1773–80)

A maker of considerable consequence although his name does not appear in London trade directories of the period. The business was also probably substantial in size though insurance records refer only to property. In 1779 he took out cover of…

Ward, Thomas (1819–36)

Active at Nostell Priory, Yorks., 1819–36. In 1819 he supplied bronzed colza oil lamps on large circular marbled plinths for the Dining Room to replace the pedestals and vases designed by Robert Adam in 1773. He also painted…

Watson, John snr (1778–1816)

At Rosemary Lane, 1778–82 and Spital, Westgate St, 1787–1811. A Joseph Watson was trading in Westgate St in 1778 as an u and may be related. In April 1816 John Watson snr was in Collingwood St which was described as his house. He announced that he was…

White, Stephen (1811–16)

At 12 Derby St in 1811 but by 1813 the number was 11. In 1816 at 2 Silver St with a shop at 20 Paradise St. In December 1816 he was declared bankrupt and in January of the following year his stock was disposed of by auction for the benefit of his…

Wilcox, James Morris

Chapel St, Warwick (1834–40). An accomplished carver who undertook a number of major commissions for George Lucy of Charlecote Park, Warks. in the late 1830s. A carvedsideboard was charged at £1,600 in 1837 and the total…

Wilkinson, William (1808–40)

William Wilkinson had formerly been a partner with Thomas Wilkinson at Brokers Row, Moorfields but the partnership broke up soon after 1807 and by 1808 William was trading on his own account at Ludgate Hill. Thomas continued the business in Moorfields. At…

Willson, M. S. C. T

68 Long Acre, London. Stamp recorded on a George III bow-fronted mahogany sideboard. [Sotheby's, 17 November 1978, lot 228]

Willson, Thomas (1799–1854)

The impressed mark ‘T. WILLSON 68 GREAT QUEEN STREET LONDON’ has been found stamped on some late 18th-/early-19th century furniture (Fig. 9). Directories have yielded the undermentioned information:

1799: Thomas Wilson, …

Williamson, William & Sons (1790–1840)

At Black Horse Lane, 1790–96 and Chapel St, 1822–40. The number in Chapel St was 16 in 1839 and 13, 14 and 16 in 1840. A considerable number of pieces of furniture of good quality have been noted with their impressed stamp reading ‘FROM W. WILLIAMSON…

Zanetti (or Zannette), Vittorie (or Vittorio) (1804–17)

Addresses given at 87 Market St Lane, 1804–11, and 94 Market St, 1813–17. Partnership with Thomas Agnew announced in Manchester Mercury, 30 September 1817, stating that Zannetti's ‘Repository of Art’ at 94 Market St had been established for ‘the last 20…