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Odell, Mr (1710–25)

Supplier of furniture to Chicheley Hall, Bucks. His first commission, which involved silvering and framing glasses, was paid for in February 1710 and cost only £2. No further work is recorded until the 1720s when the sums are much more substantial. In…

Pardoe, John (1717–48)

His trade card of c. 1720 indicates that he was originally established ‘against St. Clements Church’ but had recently moved to ‘The Cabinet & Chair’, next Temple Bar, Strand. He made and sold ‘all sorts of Looking Glasses,…

Pew, Benjamin (1739)

When his household goods and stock in trade were put up for sale in May 1739 he was described as the ingenious Mr. Benjamin Pew’. His stock consisted of ‘large Glass Sconces in carv'd and Gilt Frames…

Phene, Samuel (1750–75)

Member of the Stationers’ Co. Traded at the sign of ‘The Golden Plow’, Little Moorgate but c. 1767 this address was given the new designation of 17 Broker's Row, Moorfields. On 7 August 1750 took as app. Thomas Jones who was declared free of the Upholders…

Pitt, Cecil (1754–95)

It is possible that he was the Pitt who was trading as a u from an address on London Bridge, 1747–49. At ‘The Rising Sun & Fox’, five doors from the corner of New Broad St, Moorfields in 1754. A trade card from this period [Leverhulme Coll., MMA, NY]…

Potter, Stephen (c.1760)

His trade card [Banks Coll., BM] states that he made lookingglasses, pier glasses, sconces and dressing glasses.

Price, John (1726–58)

Son of Petley Price of Wantage, Berks., Gent. App. to Thomas Money on 7 December 1726 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 3 March 1735/36. His trade card [Heal Coll., BM and Gardener Coll., Westminster Ref. Lib.] indicates that he made and sold a…

Rayner, Philip (d.1745)

Sale of stock in trade on his death advertised in London Evening Post, 2–4 May 1745. Stock consisted of ‘Mahogany Buroes and Dressing Tables, Chairs ditto, Tables ditto, Walnut Chairs, Leather Easy Chairs and other…

Reed, John (1773–87)

Recorded at Silver St, 1776–78 and Pilgrim St in 1782. Advertised in Newcastle Courant, 19 June 1773 that he, ‘having begun the business of grinding, polishing & silvering plate glass, proposes to serve his friends … with the produce of the new Plate…

Requier

—, at ‘The Golden Ball’, Newport St, Long Acre, London. Rococo trade label states that he sold prints, portraits, paintings, statues, vases, drawing books, ‘& all sorts of ornaments as Compartments, Mask Faces, Trophies, Ceilings, Chimneys, Patterns…