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Daniel, William (1785)

Carried out upholstery work at Mount Stewart, N. Ireland, receiving £6 13s 5d on 5 February 1785. [Mount Stewart papers, D654/41/1, p. 72]

Darby, William (1750–70)

Son of John Darby, ‘baymaker’, of Witham, Essex; app. to Thomas Brown, freeman merchant tailor, by trade upholsterer. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 1 October 1761. Trade card, c. 1760–65, shows Chippendale-style chair, tripod…

Davis, Marks (1748–85)

Son of George Davis, cm and joiner; app. to Thomas Bishop, cm of Bath, in 1748; free 1756. Took app. named Sylvester in 1759. [S of G, app. index] In 1763, 1773, 1776, 1783 and 1785 leased premises in Milsom St, Union Passage; Stall St and Orange Grove…

Davis (or Davies), Peter (1822–37)

Trading at 9 Lime St, 1822–27, with manufactory at 30 Cable St, 61 Lime St, 1827–29; no. 69, 1832–34; and no. 57, 1837. [D] Advertised the opening of his feather bed warehouse in Liverpool Mercury, 8 November 1802; and on 25 February 1825…

Davis, Thomas (1776)

Advertised in Pugh's Hereford Journal, 14 March 1776, that he was ‘lately from London (where he served his apprenticeship, and had uwards of twenty years practice) has now opened a shop in Drapers Lane, Leominster, where he makes and sells every article…

Dawes, — (1809)

Supplied upholstery goods to Lord Braybrooke for his Berkshire house, Billingbear, in June 1809, totalling £4 18s. [Essex RO, D/DBy/A376]

Dawes, Thomas (1687–92)

Supplied fifty-two beds and other upholstery wares to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, costing £170 2s 6d. [Wren Soc., vol. XIX, p. 85]

Dickinson & Chaloner (1765)


Dixon, Mrs (1821)

Advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 4 May 1821, that she was continuing her late husband's business ‘in all its various branches for the support of herself & children, assuring those who may favour her with their commands that They…

Dobson, John (1792–1816)

Addresses given at 16 Dean St, 1792–96; and 7–8 Mosley St, 1796–1816. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. Advertised in Newcastle Courant, 19 May 1792 that he had commenced in the upholstery business, and ‘is not only at present…