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Kent, Thomas jnr (1779–97)

Kent had a substantial business, for as early as 1779 utensils and stock were insured for £850 and in December 1792 he was advertising for staff, requiring ‘sawyers in the cabinet and chair line’. In July 1796 he was obliged to…

Kettle, Henry (c. 1773–97)

A member of the Brewers’ Co. though there is no evidence that he practiced this trade. Partner with William Henshaw from c. 1770 and subsequently his successor trading at 18 St Paul's Churchyard. In 1774 took over the business of Philip Bell at 23 St Paul…

Langlois, Daniel (c. 1778)

Probably the son of Pierre Langlois. App. to Dominique Jean in 1771, and after training probably carried on Pierre's business, or worked in it. A fine inlaidcommode in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge…

Langlois, Pierre (1759–81)

Pierre Langlois was one of the leading cm in London in the 1760s and 1770s. He produced a wide range of furniture in the French manner, specializing in commodes in the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles decorated with floral marquetry…

Lawrence, George (1822–39)

Nephew and successor to Mrs Elvey. Claimed to be maker to the Royal Family, the King of Prussia and the Prince of Orange. In 1822 supplied an inlaid kingwood writing desk to George IV at a cost of £3 13s 6d. The account…

Leemin, Robert (1740–d. 1750)

In April 1740 at ‘The Golden Chair’ in St Martin's Lane where he took out insurance cover for £700. In May of the following year however his bankruptcy was announced. The business was established once more and at the time of his…

Lightfoot, Luke (b. c. 1722–d. 1789)

A man whose career embraced the trades of wood and stone carver, cm, architect and surveyor and victualler. Son of Theophilus Lightfoot of the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields, Gent., Luke Lightfoot was free of…

Lund, William (1835)

A tobacco box is known with an inlaid brass strip stamped ‘LUND 24 Fleet St. LONDON’. [D]

Mackinder, George (1739–44)

Provided the Duke of Gordon with items for his London house in 1739, totalling £3 13s 6d and including ‘A Fine Mahogany pillar & claw table’. His bill of 26 April 1739 included ‘A Fine Mahog. Teabox wth an inside Spring Drawer’, ‘A Fine…

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—, address unrecorded. Named in Paul Methuen's Day Book for Corsham Court, Wilts., on 10 May 1790, supplying ‘a Bird Organ & Inlaid Work Box’ costing £5 5s. [V&Amp;A archives]