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Hutton, John (1728–37)

Recorded at St Paul's Churchyard in 1735 On 22 November 1728 he provided Sir Gilbert Heathcote with ‘A Six Leave Gilt Leather Screen Eight Feet High Painted Bleu and Gold Alt’, costing £6 6s. [Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 12…

Jennens & Bettridge (1816–40)

In 1816 took over the Birmingham works of Henry Clay, and by 1837 had opened up London showrooms at 3 Halkin St West, Belgrave Sq. In 1825 they took out a patent for ‘ornamenting papier-mâché with pearl shell’ and this technique together with …

Jensen, Gerrit (1680–d. 1715)

Gerrit Jensen, whose name occurs in the Lord Chamberlain's accounts spelt in fourteen different ways (sometimes anglicized as plain Garrard Johnson), has been called ‘the English Boulle’. The leading London cm in the reigns of William and Mary and Queen…

Kennett, Robert & Kidd, William (1766–95)

Amongst the Chancery Masters’ Exhibits in the PRO is an account book of a furniture-making firm for 1792–95. [PRO, C 114/81] It is one of the few known ledgers of an 18th-century furniture-making firm and reveals an extensive trade. The firm was Robert…

Linnell, John (1729–d. 1796)

John Linnell was the eldest son of William Linnell and his wife, Mary Butler. He was probably trained as a furniture maker in his father's workshop although he was not formally app. to his father nor has any record of his apprenticeship come to …

Linnell, William (b. c. 1703–d. 1763)

William Linnell was the son of a yeoman, John Linnell of Hemel Hempstead, Herts. He went to London in 1717 to serve his apprenticeship with Michael Savage, a member of the Joiners’ Co. In 1719 he was turned over to John Townshend with whom he completed…

Loader, Richard (1837–40)

At a later date manufactured papier mâché furniture. A table in this material on end supports, painted with bouquets of flowers and gilt detail was sold by Sotheby's Belgravia, 5 August 1981. It was stamped ‘R…

Lyons, Charles (1823–39)

In 1833 claimed to have been trading for ten years, though not recorded in Liverpool directories until 1829, when he is shown at 72 and 73 Bold St. These numbers were probably out of date at the time of the publication of the directory, for in October…

McKenzie, Thomas (1823)

Advertised sale of remaining stock on declining business, in Liverpool Mercury, 28 February 1823, to take place on 6 March. Stock consisted of clocks, ‘Mahogany & Painted Articles, Pier & Dressing Glasses, Gentleman's capital…

Marshall, John (1793–1840)

Addresses given at 21 Gerrard St, Soho, 1794– 1808; and 31 Soho Sq., 1811–40. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793; and named in his list of master cabinet makers in his Cabinet Dictionary, 1803, to which he also…