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Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840. Originally published by W.S. Maney and Son Limited, Leeds, 1986.

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Fabb, Charles, Norwich, cm (1817). App. to Samuel Martin and admitted freeman on 24 February 1817. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Fabry, John George, Duke St, Bloomsbury, London, carver (d. 1794). At his death in 1794 he possessed several leasehold houses. A court case was held in 1801 concerning his estate. [PRO, C13 3/22]

Facey, —, London, u (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Facey, Edward Cox, 9 Banner St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Facey, John, 15 Mount St, Berkeley Sq., London, u etc. (1794). [D]

Facon, William, late of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, carver (1761). Discharge from Debtors’ Prison announced in London Gazette, 20 September 1761.

Fagin, Robert, 25 Tooley St, Southwark, London, upholder (1776). Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 7 February 1776. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Faherty, John, Lichfield St, Birmingham, builder and cm (1815). [D]

Fahetty, John, Berkley St, Birmingham, cabinet case maker (1839). [D]

Faiers, John, 42 Broad St, Golden Sq., London, u and cm (1835–39). [D]

Fair, William, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumb., cm (1793–1834). Recorded at Hyde Hill, 1806–34, no. 17 in 1834. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. [D]

Fairbairn, —, 104 Titchfield St, Oxford Mkt, London, joiner, cm and undertaker (1784–87). Address also given at the ‘Three Tuns’, Portman Mews, Portman St in 1785. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1784 for £400, utensils and stock accounting for £100; and on 11 March 1785 for £200, of which his house and adjoining workshop behind 104 Titchfield St accounted for £100. Trade card of 1787 bears inscription within oval Neo-classical frame with scrolls and husk chains flanked by vases. [GL, Sun MS vol. 321, p. 548; 11 March 1785, ref. 501793; Banks Coll., BM] Possibly John Ferbaern.

Fairbank(s), John, Orange St, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Fairbank, John, York, carver and gilder (1757). Son of Christopher Fairbank, carver and gilder; app. to his father on 10 February 1757. [York app. reg.]

Fairbridge, Anthony, 55 South Audley St, London, cm and u (1820–30). Declared bankrupt, London Gazette, 18 May 1830. [D]

Fairbrother, Charles, Thomas St, Upper Stamford St, London, picture and looking-glass frame maker (1826). [D]

Fairchild, Charles, Stamford, Lincs., cm (1809–32). [Poll bks]

Fairchild, James, Rochford, Essex, u (1798). [D]

Fairchild, John, Stamford, Lincs., joiner and cm (1748–80). Admitted freeman as a joiner in 1748. Took John Brumhead as app. for seven years on 10 October 1776 for £31 10s; a John Brumhead, watchmaker, was admitted freeman in 1795. Took Thomas Marshall as app. for seven years on 20 July 1780 for £21. [Stamford app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Fairchild, Rowland, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Fairclough, Henry, Ranelegh St, Liverpool, cm (1767). [D]

Fairclough, Henry, Highfield St, Liverpool, u (1824–39). Recorded at no. 66 in 1824; 60 in 1827; 67 in 1829; 69 in 1834–35; 60 in 1837; and 54 in 1839. [D]

Fairclough, Robert, Liverpool, cm (1780). Petitioned freedom on servitude to Samuel Nevitt in 1780. [Liverpool freemen's committe bk]

Fairclough, William, Liverpool, cm (1765–74). Recorded at Cases St, 1769–74. Petitioned freedom on servitude to Richard Wilcock and his assign, Richard Hayhurst, in 1765. Admitted freeman on 27 November 1767. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Fairclough, William, Liverpool, u and cm (1819–39). Trading at 16 Roscoe Lane, 1821–24; 25 Renshaw St, 1827–29; 120 Mt Pleasant, 1834; 20 Brownlow Hill, 1835; 13 Newington St, 1837; and no. 23 in 1839. Marriage on 13 June 1819 to Elizabeth Price, dressmaker, announced in Liverpool Mercury, 25 June. Declared bankrupt, same paper, 28 February 1834. [D]

Fairest, Jeremiah, 6 Workhouse Croft, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1817–28). Recorded at no. 8 in 1825. [D] See Mary Fairest.

Fairest, Joseph, Wadsley, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1834). [D]

Fairest, Joseph, Worral, Stannington, Yorks., picker and cm (1837). [D]

Fairest, Mary, Workhouse Croft, Sheffield, Yorks., cm and u (1828–29). [D] See Jeremiah Fairest.

Fairfax, Benjamin, Gt Hermitage St, Wapping, London, cm, u and undertaker (1825–28). [D]

Fairfax, William, Smith St, Warwick, cm and u (1835). [D]

Fairfoot, William, 46 Walmgate, York, joiner and cm (1830). [D]

Fairful, Thomas, 56 Gt Chart St, Hoxton, London, cm and u (1835–39). [D]

Fairhurst, Elizabeth, Winwick St, Warrington, Lancs., cm and u (1834). [D]

Fairhurst, John, Winwick St, Warrington, Lancs., cm and u (1822–28). [D]

Fairhurst, Robert, Liverpool, cm, appraiser and auctioneer (1761–d. by 1817). Addresses given in partnership with Luke Swain at 21 Union St, 1767–73; alone at this address, 1774– 77; cabinet warehouse at 16 Union St in 1777; 10 Queen St, with cabinet warehouse at John St in 1781; Hackins Hey in 1787; 32 Chapel St with auction room at 15 Tempest Hey in 1790; 35 Chapel St in 1794; and 5 Cumberland St in 1796. Petitioned freedom on servitude to Thomas Bailey in 1761, paying 6s 8d. Dates of admission as freeman are recorded as 2 April 1761 and 2 April 1765, possibly implying two different craftsmen of the same name. Former apps, James Foster and James Bradshaw petitioned freedom in 1790. [D; Liverpool freemen's committee bk and reg.]

Fairlamb, Michael, Allendale, Northumb., joiner and cm (1834). [D]

Fairlamb, Nicholas, Allendale, Northumb., joiner and cm (1827–29). [D]

Fairman, Francis, Portsmouth, Hants., u (1796). [Canterbury poll bk]

Fairn, Robert, 3 Little Marybow St, Marybow, London, cm (1780). Insured his house for £200 in 1780. [GL, Sun MS vol. 281, p. 524]

Fairway, Charles, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., cm and auctioneer (1779–82). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1779 for £100 on a house; and in 1782 for £400, of which £100 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 279, p. 412; vol. 302, p. 460]

Fairweather, George, address unrecorded, cm (1754). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754.

Fairweather, George, Stephenson St, North Shields, Northumb., cm and joiner (1827–29). [D]

Falciola, Barnard, 51 Edgbaston St, Birmingham, carver and gilder (1835). [D]

Falciola & Co., Benjamin, 3 Brunswick St, Liverpool, carvers, gilders, looking-glass and picture frame manufacturers (1799). Advertised in Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 30 September 1799 that they had ‘just received from London an extensive assortment of elegant PRINTS, DRAWING BOOKS, CARICATURES etc: by the most eminent masters. Also a great variety of PICTURES for the American & African trade, & every other article in the above line…’.

Falciola, Benjamin, Hill St, Birmingham, carver and gilder (1830). [D]

Falck, Joakim (or Joachim), at ‘The Four Coffins’, St Saviour's Dock Head, Southwark, London, joiner (1727). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 8 January 1727 for £500 on household goods, stock in trade, workhouse and wareroom. Walnut chest-on-chest recorded bearing label. [GL, Sun MS vol. 25, p. 493; Christie's NY, 28 March 1981, lot 159, illus.]

Falconer, Alexander, London, cm and upholder (1779–87). Recorded at Whitcomb St in 1779, and 13 Market St, St James's Mkt, 1787. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1779 for £200 on his house; and in 1787 for £200, £120 accounting for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 276, p. 432; vol. 322, p. 291]

Faldo, George jnr, 177 Rotherhithe St, London, wood carver and cm (1832–35). [D]

Falkes, Thomas, 45 Adams St West, Upper Seymour St, London, upholder and cm (1817). [D]

Falkner, William, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1736–80). Recorded at Angel Row in 1774, and Chapel Bar in 1780. Son of John Falkner, husbandman of Sandiacre; app. in 1736 as a joiner. [Nottingham app. list and poll bks]

Fall, Jonathan, London, u (1753–92). Trading at Trump St, Cheapside, 1763; and as successor to J. Iliffe at ‘The Blue Curtain’, 5 St Paul's Churchyard, 1765–73. Trade Card states that he ‘Makes and Sells all sorts of Beds and Bedding, Mohair, Silk, worsted and mix'd Damasks, And all Kinds of Upholder's Goods. Great Choice of English, French & Turkey Carpets; Screens of every kind. Rich Carved Sconces, Tables & Picture Frames, Brass Lanthorns and Arms, with All manner of Glass, Cabinet & Chair Work at Reasonable Rates. NB. Goods Appraised and Funerals Performed. Estates &c. BOUGHT & SOLD by Commission.’ Recorded as a member of Upholders’ Co. in Mile End Green, 1770–92. [D; Heal]

Fall, Jonathan, London, upholder (1770–94). Recorded in Islington, 1778–81; Bermondsey Spa in 1786; and Bencrafts’ Alms Houses in 1794. Son of James Fall of Watford, Herts.; admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 5 December 1770. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fallet(t), Nicholas, near Red Lion Ct, Long Acre, St Martin-inthe-Fields, London, cm (1717–27). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 30 July 1717 on goods and merchandise in his house; and on 13 November 1727 for £500 on household goods, glass and stock in trade. [GL, Sun MS vol. 6, p. 336; vol. 25, ref. 43045]

Fallows, James, 14 Mangle St, Piccadilly, Manchester, cm (1794). [D]

Fallows, John, Liverpool, cm (1794–1823). Addresses given at Oldham St, 1794–96; 6 Lower Newington in 1800; no. 9 in 1803; 3 Oldham St, 1804–14; and 6 Head St in 1823. [D]

Fallows, John, Manchester, chairmaker (1808–38). Trading at 11 Cable St, 1808; near ‘The Black Horse’, Miles Platting in 1813; 161 Oldham Rd in 1817; 17 Thomas St in 1825; 35 Cable St in 1829; and no. 2, 1836–38. [D]

Fallows, Joseph, Liverpool, chairmaker (1835–39). Addresses given at 44 Cheapside in 1835; 41 Shaw's Brow, also a Temperance House, in 1837; and 83 Shaw's Brow in 1839. [D]

Fallows, Thomas, Well Lane, Birmingham, picture frame maker (1839). [D]

Fallshaw, John F., 2 St John's Ct, Snowhill, London, portable desk, dressing case, work box and cabinet case maker (1839). [D]

Famariss, Frederick, King St, Sandwich, Kent, cm and u (1838– 39). [D]

Famariss, Robert, King St, Sandwich, Kent, cm and u (1823– 34). [D]

Fancote, James, Nottingham, u (1830). [Nottingham burgess index]

Fancourt & Pratt, Clumber St, Nottingham, u (1840). [D]

Fane, William & Thomas, High St, Whitechapel, London, u (1796). Declared bankrupt, Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 26 December 1796.

Faner, Robert, York, u (1756). Took app. named Brown in 1756. [S of G, app. index]

Fanshaw, Edward, Bread St, London, upholder (1705–13). Named as a policy holder of the Society for Assurance of Widows and Orphans, 1705–07. Took app. on 22 April 1712/13. Carried out work for St Paul's, in 1708 supplying two chairs for the Dean and Residentiary's Lady's Seat costing £20; and in 1710, velvet curtains etc. for the Lord Mayor's and Bishop's seats, and nine leather chairs for the office. Possibly the tradesman reported in newspapers in 1717 as ‘Mr. Fenshaw [sic] a relation of the Lord of that name [Featherstonehaugh?] an upholsterer in Bread St., taking a walk about Islington … died very suddenly.’ [PRO, app. reg.; Wren Soc., vol. xv, pp. 161 and 192; Heal] See Fenshaw, —.

Fantham (or Fanthom), James, Digbeth, Birmingham, cm (1816–18). Recorded at no. 50 in 1816. [D]

Faraday, Robert, address unrecorded, brass and lamp manufacturer (1838–40). Worked at Buckingham Palace, 1838–40, repairing music tables, desks, candelabra etc. [PRO, LC11/101 and 110]

Faradin, Abraham, address unrecorded, cm (1735). Supplied furniture to the Mohun family of Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, for which he was paid £12 2s on 14 April 1735. His bill lists a dressing table, carpet, card and writing tables, smoking chairs and a mahogany tea boat. [Cornwall RO, DD CF 3296/26]

Faris, Joseph, Tickhill, Yorks., joiner and cm (1822). [D]

Farlam, Isaac, Town End, Workington, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1811). [D]

Farlam, Jonathan, Old Round Ct, Chandos St, Strand, London, cm and u (1774–75). His house, in tenure, was insured by John Dawes of Canonbury House, Islington, for £125 on 9 January 1775. [Poll bk; GL, Sun MS vol. 236, ref. 348496] See Francis Richardson and James Butler.

Farlam, Joseph, Brow Top, Workington, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1828–29). [D]

Farley, G., 26 Clarges St, London, cm and u (1828–35). Submitted a bill to Sir John Geers Cotterell, Bart, of Hertford St, London and Garnons, near Hereford, for a total of £3 17s 2d, paid in 1835. The bill is for work done between 1828–30, and includes joinery, putting up curtains and drapery, and repairing furniture such as a bedstead for 12s 6d, a chair for 14s 6d, and a table for 9d. [Herefs. RO, Garnons MS W69/3/460]

Farley, James, Tilehurst, Berks., cm (1830). [D]

Farley, John, 45 Little Britain, London, picture frame maker and gilder (1784–85). Neo-classical trade card of 1785 shows frames containing pictures, and states that he ‘Supplies country cabinet makers etc. with mouldings of any length or pattern … ’. [D; Banks Coll., BM]

Farley, Moses, address unrecorded, upholder (1700). Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 23 April 1700. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Farley, Richard, Newent, Glos., cm (1798). [D]

Farley, Samuel, 35 New Bond St, London, carver and gilder (1793). [D]

Farlow, Richard, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Farmborough (or Farnbrough), Hannah, London, u (1773–75). Widow of William Farmbrough, probably the cm of North Audley St, London, she continued to work for the Royal Household after her husband's death. Between 1773–75 she provided bases for a sofa, stuffed the seats of ten mahogany ‘Gothic back’ chairs, twelve ‘banister back’ chairs, and supplied carpeting and bedding for the palaces at St James's and Kew, and the Houses of Parliament. [PRO, LC9/320–23] See John Gilroy.

Farmborough, Thomas, London, cane chairmaker (1699). A collection of letters, dating from 1768–92 concerns land bought by Farmborough in Pennsylvania in 1699, and claimed by his descendants. Baptismal and Wedding certificates survive. [Beds. RO, How White Coll., 90]

Farmborough (Farnborough or Farnbrough), William, at ‘Ye Looking Glass’ on Cornhill, London, cm, glassman and inlayer (1672–1700). One of the foremost Royal tradesmen in the late 17th century, he is named in the Royal Household accounts betwen 1672–1700. He worked with John Burrough(s) in 1677, providing two large looking-glasses, tables and stands ‘flowered carved & gilded’, to Windsor Castle; and a looking-glass for the lodge at Richmond. For Charles Il's new lodgings at Whitehall, late in the King's reign, Farnborough provided a looking-glass, dressing table and candle stands of prince's wood, costing a total of £22. On 2 October 1689 he supplied for Kensington Palace ‘a large looking glasse, table & stands fine inlaid’, costing £19. He continued to receive Royal patronage on the accession of William and Mary, in 1692 supplying the Queen with ‘two corner cabonetts of Japan and carved frames.’ Farnborough also supplied looking-glasses, tables and stands for the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, those for the latter costing £39 10s. He also worked for William, 5th Earl of Bedford, receiving £11 5s in March 1682 for two looking-glasses, tables and stands; and in December he provided ‘a large looking-glass, table and stands walnut tree … for my lady’, £7 5s, presumably Anne, Countess of Bedford. [PRO, LC9/273, 275–77, 279–80; LC11/5; Lord Chamberlain's Office, 5/41; DEF; Heal; Wills, LookingGlasses, p. 151; Fastnedge, English Furniture Styles, p. 298; Harris & Sons, Old English Furniture, p. 12; V & A archives; C. Life, 13 March 1926; Wren Soc., vol. XIX, p. 85; Bedford Office, London]

Farmb(o)rough (Farnborough or Farnbrough), William, London, cm (1749–73). Recorded in North Audley St, 1749–55; and St George, Hanover Sq., 1754–61. Polled at Westminster in 1749. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Took apps named Lewis in 1752; Owen Farnham, Fearnan or Featham in 1754 for £10 10s; Garbutt in 1758; and an unnamed app. in 1761. Supplied furniture to Lord Irwin for Temple Newsam House, Leeds, in 1773, including a mahogany bedstead and trays of various types. His bill totalled £72 15s. Provided Sir John Griffin Griffin at Audley End, Essex, with two mahogany dumbwaiters costing £3. [S of G, app. index; Furn. Hist., 1967; Essex RO, D/DBy/A28/3; Heal] Possibly the husband of Hannah Farmbrough.

Farmer, —, address unrecorded, cm (1813). On 9 June 1813 he was paid £1 6s for a writing desk sold to Sir John Geers Cotterell, Bart, of Garnons, near Hereford, and Hertford St, London. [Herefs. RO, Garnons MS W69/3/183]

Farmer, —, Lancaster, carver (1828–40). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Farmer, Anthony, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Farmer, Benjamin, Eden Pl., Hoxton, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Farmer, Edward, Bath St, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics., turner and chairmaker (1822–40). [D]

Farmer, Henry, 2 Cannon St Rd, St George's East, London, carver and gilder (1826–29). [D]

Farmer, John, Willow St, Oswestry, Salop, cm (1835–36). [D]

Farmer, Richard, address unrecorded, upholder (1708–54). Son of Richard Farmer, clothworker of London; app. to Matthew Scrimshire on 6 October 1708, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 2 May 1716. Recorded as Beadle of the Co. from 1744. Took apps named William Brushfield, 1720–29; John Shepherd, 1722–24; William Russell in 1751; George Thorne in 1753; and William Rhodes in 1754. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Farmer, Richard, London, upholder (1723–d. 1747). Poll bks record him at Holborn Hill, 1724–34, with country house at Pynest Green, Waltham, Essex. Contemporary newspapers and trade cards show him in partnership with Henry Buck as chairmakers at Holborn Hill, 1723–c. 1740; and also at ‘The Hand & Crown’, St Paul's Churchyard in 1723. Farmer is recorded there alone from 1744 until his death in 1747. Farmer and Buck insured goods and merchandise at ‘The Hand & Crown’ for £500 on 13 July 1723 with the Sun Co. Henry Buck left the partnership c. 1740 and set up at ‘The Hand, Crown & Star’, on the south side of St Paul's Churchyard, Farmer remaining at Holborn Hill; but the latter is recorded at ‘The Hand & Crown’, 1744–47. [Heal; Essex RO, freeholders’ bk, Q/RJ 1/1; GL, Sun MS vol. 15, ref. 29205] See Buck & Farmer; Henry and Ann Buck.

Farmer, Richard, 20 Cow Cross, London, cm (1779). Insured his house for £100 in 1779 with the Sun Co. [GL, Sun MS vol. 276, p. 370]

Farmer, Richard, Newbury, Berks., cm (1790). Declared bankrupt, Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 6 September 1790.

Farmer, Richard, Loughborough, Leics., turner and chairmaker (1795). [D]

Farmer, Richard, Birmingham, cm and u (1803–35). Recorded at Hagley Row in 1803, Russell Row, Five-ways, 1816–18, and 11 New St in 1835. [D]

Farmer, Richard, Birmingham, u and cm (1818–30). Trading at Ladywood Lane, in 1818 and 2 Edgbaston St, 1830. [D]

Farmer, Thomas, 4 Bridgewater Gdns, Barbican, London, cm, chairmaker and undertaker (1808). [D]

Farmer, Thomas, Cumberland St, Liverpool, cm (1824–29). Trading at no. 5 in 1824 and 1829; and no. 3 in 1827. [D]

Farmer, W., 31 Belvedere, Bath, Som., cm (1833). [D]

Farmer, William, High St, Upton-on-Severn, Worcs., chairmaker (1798–1820). [D]

Farmery, —, address unrecorded. On 2 September 1724 he was paid £6 13s 6d for ‘Chair & Japan’ provided for Lady Mary Saunderson. [Lincoln RO, Monson 10/1/A/16]

Farnes, Martin, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Farnes, Nicholas, Friars Walk, Lewes, Sussex, u (1790–96). [Poll bks; T. Woollgar, Spicilegia Sive Collectanea ad Historiam et Antiquitates Lewensis]

Farnham, Owen, address unrecorded. App. to William Farnbrough of St George, Hanover Sq., cm, for £10 10s in 1754. Also recorded as Fearnan and Featham. [V & A archives]

Farnham, William Earl, Surrey, joiner and cm (1782). Insured his utensils and stock for £300 in 1782. [GL, Sun MS vol. 301, p. 541] Probably William Earl of Farnham.

Farnsworth, Maurice, York, u (1717). Of Aldbrough, app. to Barnaby Bawtry, u, on 8 October 1717. [York app. reg.]

Farnworth, Samuel, Pavement, near Finsbury Sq., London, carver, gilder and picture frame maker (c. 1790). Bill head shows Neo-classical girandole with clock and mirror embellished by sphinxes and masonic signs. [Heal Coll., BM]

Farnworth, Samuel, Chester, carver and gilder (1814–22). Trading at the Exchange in 1814; Eastgate St in 1816; and Eastgate Row in 1822. [D]

Farnworth, Samuell, Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire, carver and gilder (1834). [D]

Farquhar, John, 48 Conduit St, Hanover Sq., London, u and cm (1797). [D]

Farquharson, James, Villiers St, Strand, London, cm (1784). [D]

Farquharson, William, Villiers St, 3 York Buildings, Strand, London, cm and u (1769–81). Took out Sun Insurance policy in 1777 for £500 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £330. Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., February 1781. [D; poll bk; GL, Sun MS vol. 257, p. 423]

Farrah, John, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Farrah, Richard, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1784–1814). Trading at Kitchin Lane in 1791 and Kelgate in 1792. [D; poll bks]

Farrah, William, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1790). [Poll bk] The Farrah family were trading until the 1830s.

Farrance, Thomas, 14 Bland Terr., Gt Dover St, Southwark, London, upholder (1835). [D]

Farrand, Jacob, 1 Silver St, Wood St, London, u, cabinet and case maker (1808–39). Trading as S. & J. Farrand, 1808–09. [D]

Farrand, Matthew, 152 Bermondsey St, Southwark, London, cm, chair and blind maker (1820). [D]

Farrand, Matthew, 15 Star Corner, London, cm and chairmaker (1823–25). [D]

Farrand, Matthew, Middleward, Tottenham High Cross, London, cm and undertaker (1823–26). [D]

Farrand, Roger, 25 Queen St, Manchester, cabinet turner (1825). [D]

Farrands, John, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1804). Son of John Farrands, farmer of W. Bridgford; app. to Samuel Dodd in 1804. [Nottingham app. list]

Farrant, Richard, High St, Sidmouth, Devon, cm and u (b. 1788–d. 1835). Trade card reads: ‘Farrant, Upholsterer, and Cabinet Maker, High Street, Sidmouth, London Paper, Hangings, Floor Cloths &c., Transparent Blinds, Sofas, Chair Beds &c. Funerals Completely Furnished.’ [Leverhulme Coll., MMA, NY] Advertised as agent in sale of Violet Bank Cottage in The Alfred, 19 September 1826; and of a house, in Exeter Flying Post, 3 July 1828. Death, aged 47 on 21 July 1835, reported on 30 July; and his Executor placed a notice in the same paper on 14 April 1836. Directories list a tradesman of the same name in 1838. [D]

Farrant, Thomas, Egham, Surrey, u (1830). Declared bankrupt, Chester Courant and Anglo-Welsh Gazette, 12 January 1830.

Farrar, Abraham, 37 Garden St, Marsh Lane, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1826). [D]

Farrar, Christopher, 37 Garden St, Marsh Lane, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1830). [D]

Farrar, Francis, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Farrar, Richard, Green Lane, Hellard's Yd, Hull, Yorks., cm (1823). [D]

Farrar, Simeon, 28 Nelson St, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1834–40). [D]

Farrell, James, John St, Bath, Som., carver and gilder (1781). [D]

Farrell, Luke, 20 Charles St, Curtain Rd, London, chair and sofa maker (1827–28). [D]

Farrell, Thomas, 14 Paradise St, Liverpool, cm (1839). [D]

Farren, —, address unrecorded. Noted in Matthew Boulton's diary in 1768 as a ‘Gilt Chair Maker’. [Birmingham Lib., archives dept, Boulton MS]

Farrer, David, Northgate, Bradford, Yorks., cm (1830). Also recorded as Graham & Farrer. [D]

Farrer, Edwin, 8 Eldon St, Finsbury, London, cm etc. (1835– 37). [D]

Farrer, Horatio, 15 Holywell Row, London, cm (1829). [D]

Farr(i)er, John, Gerrard St, Soho, London, cm and upholder (1782–84). Recorded at no. 4 in 1784. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1782 for £1,300 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £850; and in 1784 for £1,000, utensils and stock accounting for £440. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 299, p. 415; vol. 324, p. 605]

Farr(i)er, John, Leicester St, Leicester Sq., London, upholder (1790–99). Trading at no. 11, 1790–93. [D]

Farrer, John, Princes St, Leicester Sq., Soho, London, u, cabinet and upholstery warehouseman (1802–08). Trading at no. 5 in 1808. Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D]

Farrer, John, Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, London, cm (1829–37). Trading at no. 86 in 1829 and no. 116, 1835–37. [D]

Farrer, Richard, York, u (1722–d. 1780). Recorded in Spurriergate, 1735–41; Spurriergate and/or Coney St, 1742; and Coney St in 1758. Owned property in Micklegate Bar Without in 1763; let his house in Stonegate in 1766; and retired to Manchester in 1770. Son of Richard Farrer; app. to George Reynoldson, u, on 7 November 1722 for seven years, and admitted freeman in 1730. In 1733 he married Margaret Napier who, with two infant children, was presented in 1735 as a papist in Spurriergate. She bore Farrer six sons, most of whom died young: Richard, buried on 7 March 1736; Edward, 1 August 1740; James, 27 March 1746; Richard, 26 March 1756; Luke, who died in 1784 [York Courant, 20 July 1784] and their eldest son, John, who died in 1756, and whose business, unspecified, was to be ‘continued by his surviving partners Messrs. Tasker & Routh.’ [York Courant, 21 September 1756] A prominent civic figure, Richard Farrer was Chamberlain, 1736–37; and appointed to the Committee of Leases and to audit the Mayor's accounts, 1741–47. He was elected Sheriff in 1751, trustee of Wilson's Charity in 1752, Alderman in 1754, 1758 and 1763; and Lord Mayor in 1756 and 1769. His wife died in 1764, and in 1766 he let his house in Stonegate, selling his stock of upholstery and furnishings. He was succeeded by two of his former employees, Jeremiah Smith and Matthew Browne, who opened a shop in High Ousegate. [York Courant, 4 and 25 November 1766] He retired to Manchester in 1770, marrying Mrs Gorton, a wealthy widow from that city, on 6 December 1778. He died at Manchester on 15 July 1780, and was buried at St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, York. His will, made on 1 July 1779 and proved, 6 December 1780, left everything to his only remaining son, Luke. Farrer appears to have been most active as a tradesman in the 1740s, when he occasionally advertised in the York Courant: on 15 January 1740 and 17 February 1741 regarding the let of houses at Acomb and Holdgate; on 23 February 1742, 22 June 1742, and 29 April 1746, sales of household furniture; on 24 September 1745 as assignee in Caesar Wood's bankruptcy; and on 3 June 1746 the sale of a sedan chair. Took apps named Theophilus (William) Garencieres on 27 July 1744; William Cross on 1 November 1753; Matthew Brown on 15 November 1756; Hewson in 1761; and Michael Simpson of Leeds. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Little is known of his career as an upholder, but some furniture at Burton Constable is attributed to him, including frames for portraits of Alderman James Rowe (1707–72) and his wife, Mary (d. 1783) by Henry Pickering, commissioned for the Mansion House, York. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls; York City archives, B43/69, 96–97, 128, 233, 225, 488, 490; E94/53/b; poll bks; will at Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, York; Catholic Recusancy in York; Burton Constable Exhib. Cat., Hull, 1970; C. Life, 3 June 1976, p. 1476] A.E.

Farrer, Thomas, address unrecorded, upholder (1713). Son of Thomas Farrer, Gent. of London; app. to Arthur Osborn, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 13 January 1713. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Farrier, George, New Rd, St Ann's, Newcastle, cm (1834). [D]

Farrier, Lawrence, Newcastle, joiner and cm (1827–38). Recorded at Dog Bank and St Anne's St, 1827–38, in partnership with Ann Farrier in 1833; and at New Rd in 1838. [D]

Farrier, Robert, New Rd, Newcastle, cm (1824–27). [D]

Farrimond, Thomas, Moira St, Liverpool, carver and gilder (1834–39). Trading at no. 3 in 1834, and no. 14, 1835–39. [D]

Farrington, John, Heath St, Hampstead, London, cm, u and furniture broker (1838–39). [D]

Farrington, Richard snr and jnr, Newcastle, carvers and gilders, cm and u (1778–1844). Recorded at Painter-heugh, 1778–87; Broad Chair, 1787–1806; Farrington's Ct, 8 Bigg Mkt, 1806–44; and also 10 Eldon Pl., 1833–44. Recorded as Richard Farrington & Brothers, 1834–38. [D] Richard Farrington snr advertised in Newcastle Courant, 30 May 1795 as ‘Carver & Gilder … carving on Wood and Stone … also burnished Oil and Glass-gilding for Spandells in Frames, burnished Names, &c.… Figure Heads and Sterns of Ships carved in the most elegant Manner … Likenesses modelled in stained Wax, or carved on Marble.’ A directory of 1793 has the annotation ‘3 sons’ after Farrington's entry. By 1800, Richard was trading in partnership with John Farrington, when they advertised in Newcastle Courant, 25 January; and on 4 October 1806, when they announced the firm's expansion into cabinet making, and recruitment of cabinet and chairmakers. Further advertisements occur in the same paper on 25 October 1806; and on 29 July 1809 for Farrington's ‘Fashionable Cabinet Furniture Manufactory and Exhibition Rooms’. Richard Farrington & Bros. appear to have run a most comprehensive business. The firm's label, c. 1810, headed by a grand engraving of putti carving classical busts, reads: ‘FARRINGTONS, SHIP & HOUSE CARVERS, CABINET MAKERS, JOINERS, Looking Glass & Picture Frame Manufacturers & Gilders in General’, and lists their stock which included marble chimney pieces, chairs, sofas, fire screens, cabinet furniture, ‘& a variety of other Ornaments Either Gilded, Bronzed, or Japanned, such as are not to be equalled at any other Manufactory in the North of England — Also an elegant Collection of Designs of FURNITURE finished in the Egyptian taste. Boarding Schools, Printsellers, Upholsterers, Cabinet Makers & Painters served as usual.’ The label is under the lid of a mahogany cellaret in the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham. This is of sarcophagus form with lion monopodia in gilt wood; carved and painted on the front are the arms of Leyton-Blenkinsopp of Hoppyland Hall, near Hamsterley, Co. Durham. [Furn. Hist., 1976, pl. 31 A&B] John Wilson Carmichael (1799–1868) was app. to Richard Farrington, who is recorded as having set up as a boat builder between 1810–20, after being a carver and gilder. [Tyne & Wear Co. Museum Exhib. Cat., 1982] A bill of 1822 survives, sent by Farrington to Cuthbert Ellison of Hebburn Hall, Co. Durham, and includes repairs to furniture and the making of an old library table into a dressing table. [Ellison papers, Gateshead Ref. Lib.] In 1824 Farrington & Bros., chairmakers of Newcastle, submitted a design for an oak chair for the President of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. Described in the bill as ‘1 best finished elbow chair … elegantly carved and covered with Red morocco leather, silk Tufts &c.’ it cost £8 8s and is now in Newcastle Castle. [Archaeologia Aeliana, vol. 8, pp. 177–78, p. 31, fig. 25] A.E.

Farrington, Thomas, Chorley, Lancs., cm and joiner (1818–22). Recorded at Pall Mall in 1818 and Fleet St in 1822. [D]

Farrington, William, Liverpool, carver and painter (1717–25). Took apps named Prescott in 1717, Grimbalstone in 1721, and Harrison in 1725. [S of G, app. index]

Farrist, Jeremiah, 6 Workhouse Croft, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1818–20). [D]

Farrow, Benjamin, 141 Bowl Alley Lane, Hull, Yorks., cm and broker (1828–31). [D]

Farrow, Daniel, 5 Kirkle's Buildings, 7 Silver Lane, Hull, Yorks., cm (1828–29). [D]

Farrow (or Farron), Henry, Manchester, cm (1829–40). Trading at 15 Oak St in 1829; 30 (or 50) Thomas St, 1832– 33; and no. 26 in 1840. [D]

Farrow, John, Gerrard St, London, cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Farrow, Richard, York, cm (1823). Son of Richard Farrow, yeoman of Clifton; app. to Joseph Marsh, cm, on 9 July 1823. [York app. reg.]

Farthing, John, King's Lynn, Norfolk, cm (d. 1770). Will proved at Norwich, 1770. [Norfolk Record Soc., index of wills]

Farthing, John H., Cornhill, London, writing desk, dressing case and work box maker (1808–39). Recorded at nos 43–44 in 1808, and no. 42, 1829–39. [D]

Fassett, —, 75 Shoreditch, London, u, cm appraiser and undertaker. Early 19th-century trade card continues: ‘Paper Hangings and Old Furniture taken in Exchange for New.’ [London borough of Hackney, archives dept, 332 TDE/30]

Fassett, Elias de Gruchy, Hoxton, London, upholder (1718–d. 1782). Trading at Hoxton Sq. in 1781. Son of John Fassett, tanner of Southton; app. to Robert Hall on 5 July 1718, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 3 January 1733. Father of William Fassett, admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. in 1757. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fassett, William, 5–6 Leadenhall St, London, u (1787–1809). Son of Elias de Gruchy Fassett, chemist of Castle St, Oxford Mkt; app. to Joseph Robins on 6 June 1787; and Thomas Silk on 11 September 1788. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 7 September 1796. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fassnidge, James, Hillingdon End, Uxbridge, Middlx, cm, u and builder (1826–39). Trading at London St in 1826 and Hillingdon End, 1832–38. [D]

Fatnall, John, address unrecorded, u (1712). Took app. on 11 July 1712. [PRO, app. reg.]

Faucon, James, London, cm and glass-grinder (1731–32). An advertisement appeared 119 times in the Daily Post, between 16 February 1731 and 26 September 1732, announcing the sale of ‘goods of the noted Mr. James Faucon at Surnam's Great House in Soho Square’. The goods included ‘several dozen of the newest fashioned wallnut tree chairs covered with velvet, Damask and black Spanish leather’, and various types of chairs, settees and chairbeds. [Conn., February and June 1933, pp. 89–90; Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 21]

Faulding, R., Coventry St, Haymarket, London, looking-glass manufacturer (1812–37). Addresses given at no. 23 in 1837, and no. 26 on label on plain rectangular looking-glass at Kenwood House, London. [D]

Faulke, James, Norwich, cm (1818). Son of Robert Faulke; admitted freeman on 27 June 1818. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Faulkener, James, Gt Kirby St, London(?), cm (1736). Took app. named Cotton from Eaton, Bucks., in 1736. [S of G, app. index]

Faulkener, James, 109 Wardour St, Soho, London, cm (1777). Insured his house for £100 in 1777. [GL, Sun MS vol. 260, p. 280]

Faulker, Jos., Suffolk Pl., Hackney Rd, London, cm and u (1827). [D]

Faulkner (or Faulconer), Alexander, Whitcomb St, London, cm and upholder (1774–82). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for £300 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £220. [Poll bk; GL, Sun MS vol. 299, p. 157]

Faulkner, Benjamin, London, turner (1707–18). Insured his dwelling house in Clare St, St Clement Danes, for £200 on 2 August 1707; an empty house in Hollis St, near Clare Mkt for £150 on 6 November 1717; and a house in Drury Lane for £150 on 17 November 1718. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 5, ref. 13978; vol. 18, p. 19; vol. 19, p. 237]

Faulkner, Charles, Newcastle, cm (1813). Submitted a bill to Cuthbert Ellison of Hebburn Hall, Gateshead, in 1813 for furniture costing £33 19s 6d. [Gateshead Ref. Lib., Ellison papers; Furn. Hist., 1976]

Faulkner, Hannah, 14 Stanley St, Liverpool, cm (1834). [D]

Faulkner, J., 17 Suffolk Pl., Hackney Rd, London, cm and chairmaker (c. 1800). [Heal Coll., BM]

Faulkner, James, Hughes Ct, Water Lane, Blackfriars, London, cm (1725). Insured goods and merchandise in his house for £500 on 20 May 1725. [GL, Sun MS vol. 20, ref. 35930]

Faulkner, Jeremiah, 25 Chapel Lane, Hull, Yorks., joiner and cm (1838–48). [D]

Faulkner, Joseph, 29 Old St Rd, London, cm (1829). [D]

Faulkner, M. & J., 137 High Holborn, London, u (1839). [D]

Faulkner, Thomas, 1 Back Thomas St, Manchester, chairmaker (1811–17). [D]

Faulkner, William, Newgate St, Chester, cm (1802–18). Admitted freeman on 10 July 1802. Took app. named James Roberts in 1801. [Poll bks; Chester freemen rolls and app. bk]

Faun(t)leroy, Thomas, Potter's-field(s), Tooley St, London, turner and dealer in hard wood (1780–92). [D]

Fauset, Nathaniel, Strand, London, u (1709). [Westminster rate bks]

Faux, Grey F., Thetford, Norfolk, grocer, draper, ironmonger, builder, cm and u (1798). [D]

Fawbert, William, York, cm, u, wood turner and toyman (1791–1823). Trading in Micklegate in 1801 and Stonegate, 1818–23. Son of Robert Fawbert, tailor; app. to John Barber, cm, on 10 October 1791. Admitted freeman in 1801. Took apps named Christopher Rawden on 18 January 1807; Robert Isaacson on 12 May 1809; William Catton on 28 September 1809; George Parker on 7 October 1812; and Robert Lamb on 28 September 1820. [D; York app. reg. and freeman rolls]

Fawcet, Peter, Mersey St, Liverpool, cm (1766). [D]

Fawcett, Christopher, Lancaster, cm (1826–27). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Fawcett, Christopher, Lancaster, cm (1827). App. to J. Hodgson in 1827. [Lancaster app. reg.]

Fawcett, George, Church St, Dewsbury, Yorks., cm (1828–30). [D] See Thomas Fawcett.

Fawcett, George, Knaresborough, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Fawcett, James, 57 Prescott St, Low Hill, Liverpool, u (1839). [D]

Fawcett, John, 19 Oldham Rd, Manchester, chairmaker (1817–20). [D]

Fawcett, John, Brough, Westmld, cm (1829). [D]

Fawcett, John, Mellbecks, Kirkby Stephen, Westmld, cm (1828–34). [D]

Fawcett, Jos., London, cm and u (1826–35). Recorded at 10 Adams Row, Hampstead Rd, 1826–27; 10 Hampstead Rd, 1827–28; and no. 16 in 1835. [D]

Fawcett, Thomas, Dewsbury, Yorks., cm and joiner (1822–37). Trading near Church St in 1822; Union St in 1830; and Bond St in 1837. [D] See George Fawcett.

Fawcett, William, Boar Lane, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder (1786–1824). Recorded at no. 17 in 1817. Moved to new premises, also in Boar Lane, in 1820. Recorded at no. 21 in 1822. Advertised in Leeds Mercury between 1786–1807: in 1786 his stock of ‘Glass & Picture frames, Girandoles etc. in burnished gold & also in black’; and in Leeds Intelligencer, 9 June 1789, that he ‘makes chimney pieces, glass frames, girandoles — and also has in stock an elegant assortment of Burnished gold picture frame patterns which may be viewed by customers.’ Other very descriptive advertisements occur on 2 October 1815, 15 April 1822, and in 1824. Announced change of premises in Leeds Mercury, 1820, offering thanks for thirty years patronage. His career included external carving in a stone-like composition, and the range of his internal carved and gilded work was certainly restricted. In later years he increasingly offered drawings and prints as well as frames. Probably the Fawcet of Leeds who supplied picture frames costing £32 4s 3d to Edward, Lord Lascelles, of Harewood House, on 20 December 1799. [D; Leeds archives dept, Harewood MS 191]

Fawcett, William, 36 Seymour Pl., London, u (1829). [D]

Fawcett & Walker, Westgate, Wakefield, Yorks., cm (1814–20). [D]

Fawconer, Jonathan, address unrecorded, upholder (1713–53). App. to John Harris at ‘corner of ye old Jury’, London; admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 14 December 1713. Took apps named John Sutton, 1733–43; William Weare, 1739–53; and Samuel Maris, 1741–48. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fawdington, William, York, cm (1808–20). Son of Robert Fawdington, carpenter, deceased; app. to John Barber, cm and turner, on 19 October 1801. Admitted freeman of York as cm of London in 1820. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls] Possibly:

Fawdington, William, 22 Warwick Sq., Newgate St, London, cabinet and pocketbook manufacturer (1820). [D]

Fawdry, Thomas, 17 Holloway Head, Birmingham, cm (1835). [D]

Fawkes, John, Guildford, Surrey, u (1754–57). Advertised in Oxford Gazette and Reading Mercury, 29 April and 3 June 1754; and on 2 May 1757 that he ‘has continually fresh Goods coming in of the best of every Sort, being resolved to keep great Choice, and to supply his Customers as cheap as they can buy in London, viz. Standing Beds ready made up of all Sorts and Colours, as Red, Green, Yellow, Blue in Damasks, Harateens, Cheneys, and Linseys, with every Sort by the Piece or yard; also Flowered Linens, Checks, and Wrought Dimity Beds, Printed Paper, Bedsteads, Sacking Bottoms, a large Quantity of Goose, Duck, and Hen Feather Beds ready made, and fill'd with the best dried Feathers to lay on immediately, Ticken of all Sorts by the Yard or Bed, and Feathers of every Sort by the Pound; Quilts, Rugs, Coverlids, Counterpanes, Blankets of all Sorts and Sizes; Chairs, Clocks, Bureaus, Desks, Chests of Drawers, Tables, Glasses, Kitchen Furniture of all Sorts, Iron Pots, and Household Goods in general; where all Persons may be funrish'd at once. He also Buys any Sort of Household Goods, or Appraises and Sells for any Person.’ On 2 May 1757 he added that he bought ‘his Goods of the Makers …’.

Fawley, John, London, wholesale furniture manufacturer and transparent window-blind and decorative painter (1813–16). Trading at 20 Gt Surrey St, Blackfriars, 1813–16, and 20 Blackfriars Rd in 1815. [D]

Fawley & Ward, 43 Wardour St, Soho, London, japanned chair and furniture manufactory (1802–08). Recorded at no. 48 in 1804. Trading as Fawley, Ward & Co. in 1808. Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D; Fastnedge, English Furniture Styles, 1500–1830, p. 306]

Fawthorp, Richard, Leeds Rd, Huddersfield, Yorks., cm and u (1830). [D]

Fawthorp, Richard, George St, Bradford, Yorks., cm and joiner (1834–37). [D]

Fayle, William, Swallow St, London, u (1774). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., April 1774.

Fayrer, Edmund, Lancaster, cm (1767–68). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Fayrer, James, Lancaster, cm (1779–84). Admitted freeman, 1779–80. [Lancaster freemen rolls and poll bk]

Fayrer, John, Lancaster, joiner and cm (1770–84). Son of James Fayrer; app. to J. Wright in 1770, and admitted freeman, 1779–80. [Lancaster app. reg., freemen rolls and poll bk]

Fayrer, John, Union Sq., Lancaster, cm (1822). [D]

Fayrer, John, Liverpool, cm, coachmaker, appraiser and auctioneer (1787–96). Addresses given at Castle Ditch in 1787; no. 26 in 1790; 26 Church St, 1790–91 with yard at Dale St in 1791; Castle Ditch, near Lord St, 1793; and 28 Church St in 1796. [D] Sale of household furniture announced in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 15 March 1790, including ‘a very good Mahogany Counting house Desk’, and a horse chaise. He also required an experienced journeyman u. In the same paper on 17 January 1791 was announced the dissolving of the partnership between Fayrer and Richard & Robert Edmundson, cm; and also that between Fayrer, Richard Edmundson and William Barwick, u. Fayrer, cm, and Barwick, u, were to continue trading in the old warehouse at 26 Castle Ditch, but separately: ‘They will engage to supply Gentlemen, Merchants, & others with goods of the best materials, either for exportation of their own houses.’ Sale of stock of cabinet goods and timber of Edmundson & Fayrer took place on 24 and 26 January 1791. In the same paper on 5 August 1793, John Fayrer announced his intention of giving up the cabinet making business and concentrating solely on coach making, which he had carried on for some time in co-partnership with his brother, Thomas. He now wished to sell ‘the commodious warehouse, occupied by himself in Castle-ditch, near to top of Lord-Street, which is a very advantageous situation for business, & as an inducement, he will accommodate them with a choice, excellent & extensive assortment of fashionable articles, with tools, benches, saw-pits, wood & every other requisite upon reasonable terms. And in the meantime the goods are now selling at the Warehouse, at cheap & reduced prices.’

Fayrer, John T., London, cm and u (1826–39). Trading at 42 South Molton St, Oxford St, 1826–35; 6 Gray St, 1837– 39, in partnership with William Fayrer in 1839. [D]

Fayrer, William, Lancaster, cm (1817–18). Admitted freeman, 1817–18, when stated ‘of London’. [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Fear, W., Gascoyne Pl., (1819), 1 Abbey Gate (1826), 6 James St (1833), Bath, Som., cm. [D]

Fearby, Charles, York, cm (1834). [D]

Fearby, Thomas, 31 Fossgate, York, cm and u (1828–30). [D]

Fearenside, John, Lancaster, cm (1823–24). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Fearn, John, 45 Long Acre, London, cm (1778). Insured his house for £200 in 1778. [GL, Sun MS vol. 266, p. 354]

Fearnley, Charles Bewstead, York, cm (1824). Son of Thomas Fearnley, turner; app. to John Lupton, cm, on 13 December 1824. [York app. reg.]

Fearnley, Henry, Mill St, Canal Rd, Bradford, Yorks., cm (1828–30). [D]

Fearnley, John, ‘The Golden Head’, Flesh Mkt, Newcastle, carver and gilder (1757–63). Advertised in Newcastle Journal, 11–18 June 1757 that he was from London, and made ‘chimney-pieces in marble, wood and stone; frames for pictures, looking-glasses and marble slabs; chandeliers, girandoles, brackets &c. Likewise party-gilds ceilings, chimney-pieces, cornishes, windows, doors etc. and cleans, repairs and varnishes or new gilds old frames. Upholsters, cabinet-makers, joiners &c. may be furnished, with mouldings and ornaments in burnish gold, for walnut tree frames &c. The above work will be executed in the neatest & most approv'd taste, and gilt in oil or burnish gold to the utmost perfection on the most reasonable terms.’ A similar advertisement of 30 July 1763 mentions that he also carved tombs and monuments, and ‘has to dispose of a very good sign of the Queen's Head, with a bunch of grapes.’

Fearnley, John, Hipperholme, Halifax, Yorks., cm (1834). [D]

Fearnley, Matthew, Bootle St, Manchester, cm (1813). [D]

Fearnley, Peter, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 1819–31. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Fearn(s)ley, Thomas, 8 Jubbergate, York, cm, u and wood turner (1830). [D]

Fearnside, Henry, 19 Bond St, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder (1834). [D]

Fearnside & Morton, 22 Commercial St, Leeds, Yorks., carvers, gilders and looking-glass manufacturers (1837). [D]

Fearon, John, Tangier St, Whitehaven, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1811). [D] Possibly John Fearson.

Fearson, Elizabeth, Stamford, Lincs., u (1779). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1779 for £800 of which utensils and stock accounted for £500. [GL, Sun MS vol. 275, p. 232]

Fearson, John, Whitehaven, Cumb., cm (1798). [D] Possibly John Fearon.

Feast, John, Mill End, Chatteris, Cambs., carpenter and u (1839). [D]

Feather, John, Lidgate, Keighley, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1837). [D]

Featherstone, Abraham, Brighton, Sussex, cm, boxmaker and u (1813–40). Addresses given at The Level, as boxmaker in 1813 and cm in 1816; at Oxford Pl., 1814, 1819 and 1823; Oxford St, 1825–28; and 3 Ditchling Terr., 1839–40. Children bapt. at St Nicholas's Church: Mary Anne by Sarah Featherstone on 29 August 1813; John Adams by Sarah on 28 December 1814; Abraham by Elizabeth Featherstone on 22 December 1816; Caroline by Sarah on 11 April 1819; Sarah Rebecca by Sarah on 1 June 1823; William Henry by Sarah on 7 August 1825; and Adam by Sarah on 8 March 1828. [D; E. Sussex RO, PAR 255/1/2/1–6]

Feen, William, 23 School Lane, Liverpool, cm (1834). [D]

Feetam, John, 9 Thornton Sq., Posterngate, Hull, Yorks., cm (1838–39). [D]

Feet(h)am, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., cm, u and undertaker (1810–40). Addresses given at 62 Mytongate, 1821–34; no. 29, 1835–40, and as Thomas & Co. in 1839. App. to Richard Meadley of Sculcoates in February 1810. Mahogany Davenport recorded stamped on edge of well: ‘T. FEETAM HULL MAKER’. [D; Hull app. reg.]

Feetham, Elizabeth, Mill Hill, Leeds, Yorks., u (1822). [D]

Feetham, Mary, Leeds, Yorks., working u (1830–34). Recorded at 2 Bilton's Yd, 16 Mill Hill in 1830 and 5 Sandford St in 1834. [D]

Feetham, Mark, 11 Mill Hill, Leeds, Yorks., u (1826–30). [D]

Fehrenback, Henry, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 1821–41). Aged 20 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Fehrenback, Joseph, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 1811–41). Aged 30 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Feild, Abraham, St Margaret's, Westminster, London, framemaker (1695). Married Jane Burton at Holy Trinity Church in 1695. [Westminster Ref. Lib., transcription of marriage reg., 929.3]

Feldgate, Andrew, Norwich, u (1735–68). App. to Timothy Ganning; admitted freeman on 21 September 1735. [Norwich freemen rolls and poll bks]

Fell, —, address unrecorded, cm and u (1775). Subscribed to Thomas Malton's Compleat Treatise on Perspective, 1775.

Fell, Benjamin, Rock St, Bury, Lancs., chairmaker (1824). [D]

Fell, George, Louth, Lincs., joiner, cm and u (1819–41). Trading in Walkergate, 1819–35, and Eastgate, 1841. [D]

Fell, James, Ulverston, Lancs., cm (1801–34). Trading in Soutergate in 1825–29, and Union St, 1834. Admitted freeman of Lancaster, 1801–02. [D; Lancaster freemen rolls]

Fell, Jane, Fountain St, Ulverston, Lancs., cm and u (1828). [D]

Fell, John, Lancaster, ironmonger (1789–1813). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Fell, John, Manchester, cm (1811–13). Trading at 21 Kennedy St in 1811, and 11 Commerce St, 1813. [D]

Fell, Joseph, Half Mood Inn Yd, Bigg Mkt, Newcastle, cm (1816). Sale by Joseph Fell of stock of ‘an eminent CABINET-MAKER’ declining business, announced in Durham County Advertiser, 29 June 1816. Stock consisted of ‘40 mahogany & beech circular-front lobby, dressing and single chests of drawers; 30 mahogany dining, card, Pembroke & screen tables; & ditto pillar & claw tables; 6 sets of mahogany chairs; 12 sets of beech ditto; 2 bookcases & wardrobes; circular & square washstands; night tables, child's chairs, and foot stools; together with a variety of drawing room furniture …’.

Fell, Lawrence, London, cm (1766–97). In notable partnership with William Turton from c. 1770, and later with James Newton at 31 Compton St, 1781–84, and 63 Wardour St and 10 Bruton St in 1797. Little is known of the firm of Fell and Turton, but that they were important in their day is implied by documents concerning the prestigious patronage received from Sir Lawrence Dundas of Moor Park, Herts., and Arlington St, London. His account at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Drummonds Branch, shows that he paid Lawrence Fell over £5,000 between 1765–75 for work at Moor Park and Arlington St; but the seven surviving bills document only a fraction of this commission. Fell may have already carried out work for Dundas by 1764, as a bill of that date from France & Bradburn to Dundas suggests; but his first known bill is dated 1766, for supplying, repairing and regilding picture frames for a total of £86 1s. The next document is a receipt for £300 dated 31 December 1768. An undated document, c. 1770, bears a rough note in Dundas's hand of expenses for furnishing Moor Park, his house in Arlington St, and Aske Hall, Yorks., and reads: ‘Fell before done £1,200’. On 12 October 1770 Fell submitted a bill for fixing paintings to ‘straining’ frames, and carving and gilding new frames to be shipped to Aske Hall. Another bill of 1770 for glass frames for pictures at Moor Park totalled £299 5s 5d, with £281 10s 6d for materials, labour and shipping. In September 1771 Fell and Turton, now in partnership, provided bed furniture for Dundas's trip abroad, costing £36 18s 6d; and received £104 5s 10½d for carrying out joiner's work, making carved and gilt cornices and festoon curtains at Arlington St. Fell and Turton's most outstanding commission from Dundas was for furnishing the famous Tapestry Room at Moor Park: the suite of carved and gilt furniture covered with tapestries executed by Jacques Neilson at the ‘Manufacture Royale des Gobelins’ between 1766–69, and delivered in 1771. Fell and Turton's account of 1771 for this suite records only two sofas, six chairs and two window stools, additional pieces (including a pair of fire screens) being supplied later. Their bill which totals £138 4s 6d invoices two sofas costing £50, two stools, £16, and six elbow chairs, £60, all ‘Carved and gilt in Burnished gold, stuff'd with Best Curl'd hair and fine linnin’, covered with tapestry, and supplied with paper cases. The tapestry suite is now split between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Temple Newsam House, Leeds. A pair of side tables made by Fell & Turton, c. 1770, for the Gallery at Moor Park are now at Kenwood, London. [N. Yorks. RO, ZNK X 1/7/7–14; 22; Apollo, September 1967, pp. 186–88; Sotheby's, 26 May 1967, lot 178; Gilbert, Leeds Furn. Cat., vol. 1, pp. 63–67; GLC Exhib. Cat., Kenwood, 1975]

By 1781 the partnership between Fell and Turton appears to have been dissolved, and Lawrence Fell is recorded with James Newton, 1781–97. At 31 Compton St they took out Sun Insurance policies in 1781 for £2,400, £1,800 on utensils, stock, goods and workshop; and in 1783 for £2,000, £1,750 on utensils, stock and goods. Fell and Newton carried out work at Burghley House, Stamford, 1788–97, including a state bed. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 298, p. 136; vol. 306, p. 487; C. Life, 29 August 1974, pp. 562–64; 16 October 1975, p. 985] Lawrence Fell alone subscribed to George Richardson's A Book of Ceilings, 1776, and his Iconology, 1779–80, and polled at Westminster in 1784. A.E.

Fell, Robert, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 1789–95. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Fell, Thomas, Lancaster, cm (1795–1818). Named in the Gillow records, 1795–96. Admitted freeman, 1817–18, when stated of Leeds. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow; Lancaster freemen rolls] Possibly:

Fell, Thomas, Back Nile St, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Fell, Thomas, Ulverston, Lancs., cm and chairmaker (1800–34). Trading in King St, 1828–34, and Fountain St, 1822–25. Fell sent a letter to Gillows regarding mahogany in 1800. Admitted freeman of Lancaster, 1801–02, when stated of Ulverston. Marriage to Miss Jane Turner of Whitehaven reported in Liverpool Mercury, 5 July 1811. [D; Gillow letter bk, 1800, p. 296; Lancaster freemen rolls]

Fell, Valentine, Castlegate, Grantham, Lincs., cm and u (1835). [D]

Fell, William, Ulverston, Lancs., cm (1760–98). Took app. named Brockbank in 1760. [D; S of G, app. index]

Fell, William, Liverpool, joiner and cm (1824–39). Addresses given at 13 Crosshall St in 1824; 57 and 59 Byrom St with shop at 10 Gt Crosshall St in 1827; 36 Byrom St with shop at 6 Brook's Alley in 1829; 23 School Lane, 1835–37; and no. 45 in 1839. [D]

Felliot, Nicholas, Long Acre, London, cm (1709). [Westminster rate bks]

Fellows, Edward, Waterloo St, Kidderminster, Worcs., cm and u (1835). [D]

Fellows, Robert, 10 Hart St, Bloomsbury, London, carver and gilder (1787). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 30 March 1787 for £100 on the household goods of Brockett, shoemaker. [GL, Sun MS vol. 342, ref. 528796]

Fellows, Robert, 22 Warwick St, Golden Sq., London, carver, gilder and printseller (1790–94). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 22 August 1791 for £300, including £50 on utensils and stock and £50 on prints and drawings. Trade card or billhead recorded. [D; GL, Sun MS ref. 587669; Heal]

Fellows, Roger, London, looking-glass frame maker (1784). [Colchester poll bk]

Fellows, Thomas, 31 Court, Lancaster St, Birmingham, chairmaker (1835). [D]

Fells, John, Ash, Kent, cm (1839). [D]

Felt (or Felto(e)), John, Bristol, carver (1721–81). Recorded in Bristol, 1721–39, and Marshfield, Glos., 1754–81. [Bristol poll bks]

Felton, John, 41 Charles St, Fitzroy Sq., London, cm (1808). [D]

Felton, Joseph, Broad St, Ludlow, Salop, appraiser, cm and u (1822–35). [D]

Felton, Mary, Clare St, Liverpool, u (1827–34). Trading at no. 12 in 1827 and no. 16 in 1834. [D] See Patience Felton.

Felton, Michael, 47 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London, cm, u, chair and sofa maker, undertaker (1817–28). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 12 April 1821 for £400 of which £300 accounted for stock and utensils; and on 18 November 1822 for £350, £200 on stock, utensils and goods in trust and in open yard. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 487, ref. 978817; vol. 489, ref. 997634]

Felton, Patience, Liverpool, u (1814–29). Trading at 23 Bispham St, 1814–23, and 12 Clare St, 1824–29. [D] See Mary Felton.

Femaister, George, London, u (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Fenlaw, John, London(?), cm (1772). Complained about furniture smuggling to Commissioners of Customs in 1772. [Apollo, August 1965, p. 104]

Fenlyson, James, St Martin's St, Leicester Fields, London, cm (1774). [Poll bk]

Fenn, Robert, Norwich, picture frame maker (1798). [D]

Fenn, Thomas, address unrecorded, upholder (1719–27). Son of Samuel Fenn, Gent. of Bedford; app. to John Mercer on 5 August 1719, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 1 February 1727. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fenn, Thomas, 14 Little Chapel St, Wardour St, London, carver and gilder, carver in wood, cm (1835–39). [D]

Fenn, William, Shifnal, Salop, cm and u (1822–35). Recorded at High St in 1822, Shrewsbury Rd in 1828 and Salop St in 1835. [D]

Fenna, John, Nantwich, Cheshire, cm (1722–d. 1779). Married on 20 February 1772; buried on 18 March 1779. [Chester RO, PR]

Fenna, Mrs Mary, Nantwich, Cheshire, cm (1781–89). [D]

Fennell, J., 37 James St, Bath, Som., upholder (1819). [D]

Fenner, L., 216 East Room Gallery, Pantheon, London, fancy cm (c. 1830). Label recorded on small fancy cabinet consisting of a podium containing one drawer, and surmounted by a rosewood gallery. The cabinet is of rosewood and satinwood veneered in alternating bands on a cedarwood carcase.

Fenner, L., 20 Rawstorne St, Goswell Rd, London, fancy cm (1835). [D]

Fenner, Samuel, 11 Guildford St, East Spa Fields, London(?), picture frame and looking-glass maker (1824). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 4 February 1824 for £300. [GL, Sun MS vol. 497, ref. 1014083]

Fenner, William, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Tunbridge-ware manufacturer (1792–1840). Probably trading on the Walks (the Pantiles) by 1792 in which year he subscribed £5 5s towards their paving. His trade card, probably dating from 1796, indicates that he sold a considerable range of printdecorated wares ‘in the TURNER or CABINET line’ at his shop on the Walks. In 1797 went into partnership with James Nye who had been trading in Tunbridge-wares certainly since 1772 and probably from 1757. James Nye was dead by 1809 and a further partnership was formed with Edmund Nye, son of James Nye. This partnership absorbed the business formerly conducted by William Foley. The partners centred their production on the Chalet, Mount Ephraim and this manufactory was continued by William Fenner when the partnership broke up in 1817. Fenner was chosen by the inhabitants of Tunbridge Wells to produce a fine work and writing table for the Princess Victoria in 1826. A subscription of 25 guineas was raised by the people of the town to defray the cost. In the late 1830s the business traded as Fenner & Co. and tried to develop markets in London for its products. In 1840 Fenner advertised that he was offering wares ‘at very reduced prices owing to the introduction of new machinery’. This was however the last year of trading.

A number of pieces produced in the last years of the business bear a trade label indicating that Fenner & Co. were ‘Inlaid & Mosaic Wood Manufacturers to HER MAJESTY & THE ROYAL FAMILY’. These pieces use the miniature parquetry work characteristic of the 1830s but no examples of tessellated mosaic from this manufactory are known. [D; Tunbridge Wells Museum, Sprange Coll.; Kent RO, u747/E20, P344/11/1; Britton, Descriptive Sketches …, 1832] B.A.

Fennesy, Richard, Liverpool, cm and u (1837–39). Trading at 6 Bulton St in 1837 and 19 Rainford Gdns, 1839. [D]

Fenny, John, 57 Frith St, Soho, London, turner (1808). [D]

Fenshaw, —, Bread St, London, u (d. 1717). Newspapers of 1717 report that on ‘Fryday Sennight Mr. Fenshaw, a Relation of the Lord of that Name, an Upholsterer in Breadstreet, taking a Walk about Islington, was taken very ill, and returning to Town sate down by the Chappel at Aylesburyhouse in St. Jones's; while he sate there, appearing to be indisposed, one of the inhabitants knowing him, invited him into his House, where continuing ill he fell a vomiting, soon asked for the necessary house, and he staying there longer than ordinary, they went after him, and found him dead upon the seat.’ [Winterthur, Delaware, Symonds papers] Possibly Edward Fanshaw.

Fensom, George, 32 Wood St, Salford, Lancs., chairmaker (1828). [D]

Fenteman, Joseph, Beverley, Yorks., joiner and cm (1818). App. to John Grassam of Gt Driffield, Yorks., in July 1818. [Hull app. reg.]

Fenteman, Michael, Petergate, York, cm (1758). Son of John Fentiman, bricklayer; admitted freeman in 1758. [York freemen rolls and poll bk]

Fentham, Thomas, London, carver, gilder, glass grinder and picture frame maker (1774–1825). Trading at 49 Strand in 1777; no. 52, ‘opposite Old Round Court’, 1778–93; no. 51 in 1784; and 136 Strand, near Somerset House, 1794–1820. Recorded as Thomas & Co., 1807–21; and as C. T. Fentham & Co. in 1820. [D] Took out Sun Insurance policies on 23 July 1787 for £5,400 on household goods, utensils, shops, warehouses and offices; in 1779 for £200 on utensils, stock and goods in warehouse and workshop in St Martin's Lane; and in 1780 for £300 on his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 346, p. 386; vol. 274, p. 234; vol. 287, p. 410] Polled at Westminster in 1774, and named as a Fellow of the Society of Arts and Manufactures, 1787–90. His trade label, found behind an oval carved and gilt Neo-classical looking-glass announced that he ‘sells all sorts of picture, print, and looking-glass frames, of any colour to match rooms. Various sorts of dressing glasses, rich girandole and green and blue Venetian Window blinds.’ [GCM; Wills, Looking-Glasses, pl. 163] Labels also found on various gilded looking-glasses, of round or architectural form, Neo-classical ornament, often convex, and surmounted by a carved eagle. [Parke-Bernet, 30 January 1942, lot 95, illus., and 31 March 1960, lot 89; Phillips’, 8 September 1964, lot 64; Sotheby's, 29 March 1968, lot 226; Antiques, February 1976, p. 351, fig. 3, and January 1982, p. 122, illus.] The gilt pier tables in the Gallery at Erddig, Clwyd, are almost certainly by Fentham, whose label has survived on the back of a picture frame with similar decoration in the Chinese Room. He probably also supplied the stand for The Ruins of Palmyra, and for models by Elizabeth Ratcliffe, which may well account for the payment to him in 1775 of £15 12s 6d. Fentham is also known to have carried out work for the state bedrooms, completed by c. 1775. [Nat. Trust guide to Erddig; Apollo, July 1978, pp. 56–63, illus.; C. Life, 6 April 1978] Probably the T. Fentham of London who provided Lady Heathcote with ‘1 Square Frame with Spandle for a Picture of Mr. Folkstone’, costing 16s, on 19 June 1779. [Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 12/D/34] Probably also the Thomas Fentum of London who was paid on 23 January 1782 for picture frames supplied to Charles Towneley; and on 10 June 1785, £10 16s ‘for the square glass and frame done in 1784.’ [Towneley account bk in private archive]

Fentham, William, 54 Belvedere Pl., Southwark, London, carver, gilder and looking-glass manufacturer (1820–37). [D]

Fenton, Francis, address unrecorded, painter and gilder (1764– 69). Recorded in James Paine's papers relating to work done at Worksop Manor for the Duke of Norfolk. In April 1764 he was gilding picture frames; and in December 1769, was paid 2s 6d ‘To an Iron bedstead painting Mahogany’, and painting other furniture. [Arundel Castle records, MD 18, pt. 2]

Fenton, Francis, High St, Colchester, Essex, cm, u and auctioneer (1816–d. 1848). Trading as Fenton & Son, 1823– 24, and as Francis & Charles at 51 High St in 1839. Sent account to the Churchwardens of Wormingford, Essex, in 1816. Probate will dated 1848. [D; Essex RO, D/P/185/5/1; Wills at Chelmsford]

Fenton, George, Nelson Pl., Well St, Hanley, Staffs., gilder (1818). [D]

Fenton, John, address unrecorded, cm (1769–72). Worked at Gibside, Co. Durham, for the Earl of Strathmore. On 21 June 1769 he was paid £1 13s 10d; on 26 May 1770, £1 5s ‘for a Chair for Lord Glamis’; on 9 November 1771, £27 17s 3d for a mahogany ‘Buro Bed’, feather bed, bolster, pillows and curtains; and on 6 July and 31 December 1772, a total of £14 6s for child's chairs, quilts and ‘happins’. [Durham RO, Strathmore MS D/St/V1493; 352/9; V995; 286]

Fenton, Thomas, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1751). Took app. named Smith in 1751. [S of G, app. index]

Fenton, Thomas, 6 Meat Mkt, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, cm and u (1839). [D]

Fenton, William, Gt Suffolk St, Haymarket, London, cm (1744–49). Notice in Daily Advertiser, 21 February 1744 reads: ‘Lost on Saturday last from Mr. Fenton, a Cabinet Maker at the lower end of Suffolk Street near the Haymarket, a white dog spotted all over with Black.’ A notice of 15 May also concerns the lost dog, ‘who answers to the name of Tyger: he belongs to a Gentlewoman that is blind, and is taught to lead her. Whoever brings him to Mr. Fenton's … shall receive half a Guinea.’ Polled at Westminster in 1749.

Fenton, William, address unrecorded, u (1767–73). Between April 1767 and January 1773 received four payments totalling £559 for work done at Badminton House, Glos. for the Duke of Beaufort. [Badminton papers; account bks]

Fenwick, Edward, St Mary Woolchurch Hawe, London, u (1678–1708). [Heal gives no source but his list of sources includes ‘Churchwarden's Records of St Mary Woolchurch Hawe’]

Fenwick, Thomas, Quay Side, Blyth, Northumb., joiner and cm (1827–34). [D]

Fenwick & Pringle, Sunderland, Co. Durham, cm (1798). [D]

Ferbaern, John, Gt Titchfield St, London, cm (1784). [D] Possibly Fairburn, —.

Ferber, William, address unrecorded, u (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Fereday, Thomas jnr, Sedgley, Staffs., carpenter and/or cm (1833–38). Recorded at Gospel End in 1833. [D]

Ferely, Charles, 49 Hinton St, Brunswick Sq., London, cm (1816). [D]

Ferguson, Adam James, late of Union St, Liverpool, u and licensed victualler (1829). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 30 October 1829. Probably James Adam Ferguson.

Ferguson, Barnaby, 51 St John St, West Smithfield, London, chair japanner (1789–93). [D]

Fergusson, Duncan, North St, Prospect St, Dockside, Hull, Yorks., cm and chandler (1803–06). [D]

Ferguson, Henry, London (1771–79). A hawkish executor of Thomas Chippendale's first partner James Rannie who died in 1766; joined forces with his fellow Scotsman and co-executor Thomas Haig to rescue the firm from bankruptcy in 1771, both acquiring a one-third share in the business. He was not directly involved in the furniture making trade, although described in an accompaniment to Chippendale's probate inventory as ‘Cabinet Maker’. After 1771 the firm traded as ‘Chippendale, Haig & Co.’, Ferguson being alluded to in the appended ‘& Co’. [C. Gilbert, Chippendale] C.G.G.

Ferguson, James Adam, 16 Union St, Liverpool, u and victualler (1827–29). [D] Probably Adam James Fergusson.

Ferguson, John, address unrecorded, cm or furniture dealer (1687–92). In 1690 he submitted an account for ‘a very large fine japan looking glass and frame, table and stands bought by her Majesty's command’. In 1691 he provided for Kensington Palace ‘a japan cabinett agreed by her Mat.y for 50 guinneys’. Between 1687/88–1692 he supplied ‘one dozen and a half chairs’ to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, costing £6 15s. [DEF; Conn., vol. LVII, 1920, p. 90; PRO, LC9/280, p. 29; Wren Soc., vol. XIX, p. 85] See Mary Ferguson.

Ferguson, John, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1791–1822). Trading at Gale's Yd, Call Lane, 1817–22. As a journeyman cm named in the list of journeymen in basic sympathy with the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers’ Book of Prices, 1791. [D]

Ferguson, Mary, address unrecorded, cm or furniture dealer (1686). Supplied for Kensington Palace ‘a fine table stand and looking-glass frame £108.6.8.’ In 1686 she presented a petition for the delivery to her of some ‘white wood boxes, Tunbridge deskes, which had been sent by her to Holland to be laquered there’. A few days later, the Customs Commissioners delivered to her ‘some cases of Dutch lacquer’. [DEF citing Calendar of Treasury Books, 8 December 1686; Conn., vol. LVII, 1920, p. 90] Possibly the wife of John Ferguson.

Ferguson, Matthew, Chelsea, London, joiner and cm (1773). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., November 1773.

Ferguson, Robert, Newcastle, cm (1824–27). Trading at Groat Mkt in 1824, and 38 Middle St, St Nicholas's Churchyard, in 1827. [D]

Ferguson, Thomas, 47 Edmund St, Liverpool, joiner and cm (1824). [D]

Ferguson, William James, Oxford St, London and Lancaster, cm and u (1794–1840). In 1794 he witnessed the indentures of Henry Whiteside to R. &. G. Gillow. Admitted freeman of Lancaster, 1817–18, ‘on a gift of Mr. Redmayne, the late bailiff of the bretheren’. Recorded in partnership with Henry and Edward Whiteside and Leonard Redman (or Redmayne) and described as ‘late Gillows’ at 176–77 Oxford St, 1813– 35; and no. 178 in 1839. Trading as Ferguson, Redmayne & Co. in 1835, and Ferguson & Co. in 1839. Ferguson, Whiteside & Redman took out Sun Insurance policies on 23 September 1813 for £2,000, of which £1,700 accounted for stock, utensils and goods in trust and on commission; and another policy in 1840. Ferguson, Whiteside & Co. signed the prefatory recommendation to P. & M. A. Nicholson's Practical Cabinet Maker, 1826. [D; Preston RO, DDX 1122/1/1; Lancaster freemen rolls; GL, Sun MS vol. 463, ref. 885720; ref. 1339076, 1840]

Ferguson, William, 10 Manchester St, London, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, and named in his list of master cabinet makers, 1803.

Ferguson, William S., Exeter, Devon, carver and gilder (1822– 38). Recorded as W.S. in Bartholomew St, 1822–28, and as William in Heavitree, 1838. [D]

Fern, Geoffrey, on Little Tower Hill, Aldgate, London, u (1723). Insured goods and merchandise in his house for £500 on 25 June 1723. [GL, Sun MS vol. 15, ref. 28981]

Fernall, James, address unrecorded, upholder (1710). Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 13 April 1710. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Ferneyhough, William, Stoke, Staffs., cm (1818). [D]

Fernihough (or Fernyhough), Robert, London, billiard table and backgammon board maker (1808–29). Addresses given at 72 New Rd, Sloane St in 1808, with workshop at Silver St, Golden Sq., 1808–12; 36 Silver St, 1822–29; and 55 Parliament St, Westminster, in 1829. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 11 October 1802 for £600 on stock and utensils in his workshop at Silver St; and on 16 November 1812 for £900, £300 on his workshop, and £600 on stock and utensils. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 445, ref. 821891; vol. 459, ref. 875669]

Ferniough, James, Church St, Leek, Staffs., cm (1816–22). [D]

Fernot, William, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1790). [Poll bk]

Fernyhough, James, 2 London Bridge, Southwark, London, billiard and backgammon table maker (1829). [D]

Fernyhough, Robert, 76 Moor St, Birmingham, cm (1800). [D]

Ferraby (or Fernaby), George, 42 Long Acre, London, u and cm (1820–23). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 15 May 1820 for £700, stock, utensils and goods in trust accounting for £480; and on 29 January 1821 for £700, £200 on stock, utensils and goods, £400 on his workshop in Nash's livery stables yd at 72 St Martin's Lane. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 483, ref. 966931; vol. 488, ref. 976035]

Ferraby, Thomas, Windmill St, Tottenham Ct Rd, London, u (1835–39). Trading at no. 4 in 1835; no. 1 in 1837; and no. 11 in 1839. [D]

Ferraby & Hanson, 28 Princes St, Leicester Sq., London, cm (1820). [D]

Ferrand, Thomas, York, carver, gilder and frame maker (b. 1786–d. 1852). Trading in partnership with William Dodgson in Coney St, 1814–16, when the partnership was dissolved. Ferrand is recorded alone in Stonegate in 1823; and at 7 Mount, 1828–30. [D] Son of William Ferrand, planemaker of York; app. to Robert Tomlinson, carver and gilder, on 11 May 1802 for seven years, ‘no consideration in money being given’. Admitted freeman in 1809. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls] Marriage to Miss Dove at St Martin's Church, London, on 31 May 1814 reported in York Courant, 6 June. Notice regarding the dissolution of partnership with William Dodgson occurred in York Courant, 24 June 1816, when Ferrand announced the continuation of the carving and gilding business opposite the ‘George Inn’, Coney St. Dodgson moved to a shop in Coney St ‘lately occupied by Mr. Baker, Confectioner, where he will continue the business of CARVER and GILDER … N.B. An Apprentice wanted.’ Ferrand was imprisoned twice as an insolvent debtor, and his discharge announced in York Courant, 28 July 1821 and 10 October 1829. On 15 March 1823 it was announced in the same paper that his shop in Stonegate had been taken over by a clock and watchmaker. Ferrand's death on 4 April 1852, aged 66, was reported in Yorkshire Gazette, 9 April. His trade label, with the Coney St address, is found on a pair of early Georgian-style looking-glasses on loan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and also on an Adam-style looking-glass of oval form framed by swagged husk chains and surmounted by a vase. [Antiques, May 1968, p. 648, illus.] Label also recorded on a painted satinwood cabinet, decorated with garlands, arched panels of Classical landscapes, flowers and foliate scrolls; containing drawers and compartments enclosed by a pair of doors, the stand raised on turned and reeded tapering legs with stretchers. [Phillips’, 26 March 1963, lot 62]

Ferrari, Bernard, Fishpool St, St Albans, Herts., looking-glass manufacturer (1839). [D]

Ferraro, Peter, London, carver, gilder and looking-glass manufacturer (1813–39). Addresses given at 15 New Ct, Broad St, Golden Sq., 1813; 5 Lower James St, 1815–35; 67 Quadrant, Regent St, 1826–37; 7 Regent St in 1831; and 69 Quadrant in 1839. Named in the Royal Household accounts supplying on 10 October 1813 a frame for a portrait of the Prince Regent, costing £45; and on 5 January 1815, miscellaneous pedestals for china jars, ‘richly ornamented and gilt in burnished gold’, £27 10s. On 10 October 1823 he was paid a total of £253 10s which included ‘3 large ornaments to the design of Mr. Jones for tops of pilasters in the Saloon, £165.0.0., and various other work to Mr. Jones order, all in the Saloon’ at Brighton Pavilion. On 5 April 1831 he was paid for regilding pier glasses and picture frames at St James's Palace. [D; PRO, LC11/15, 18, 41 and 71]

Ferrers, George, 26 Gt Pulteney St, London, bed and mattress maker (1827–28). [D]

Ferrers, Thomas, address unrecorded, u (1688–89). Recorded in the Royal Household accounts, 1688–89, carrying out upholstery work for rooms of maids of honour, servants etc., at St James's and Whitehall Palaces. [PRO, LC9/279] Possibly:

Ferrers, Thomas, Bolt Ct, Fleet St, London, upholder (1701). Took out Hand in Hand Insurance policies on 13 October 1701 for seven years for £100 on a brick house, and £500 on his dwelling house at ‘The Helmet’. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 2, ref. 2151–52] Possibly:

Ferrers, Thomas, at ‘The Sun’, Fleet St, London, u (1706–32). Named in newspapers in 1706. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 7 February 1712/13 on his goods in Arlington St, ‘now in possession of Baron Groot, Envoy of Hannover’; on his house in Jarman St, Westminster, ‘now in the possession of the Rt. Hon. Earl of Blessington’; and on his goods in Newbrook House, St James's Park, ‘now in possession of the Rt. Hon. Charles, Earl of Peterborough’. On 29 September 1715 he insured goods and merchandise in his house. A Thomas Ferrers of London, u, was declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., September 1732. [GL, Sun MS vol. 2, p. 186; vol. 5, p. 86; Beresford Chancellor, Annals of Fleet Street, 1912; Heal] See also Woodrose, u, at this address in 1702.

Ferres, Samuel jnr, 11 Cross St, Leonard St, London, cm (1808). [D]

Ferrier, Richard, Bristol, upholder (1715–22). [Poll bks]

Ferrimond, Joseph, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, joiner and cm (1798). [D]

Ferris, J., Devizes, Wilts., cm (c. 1820). George IV rosewood whatnot recorded, with three-quarter gallery to each of the five tiers, on turned supports, above a single drawer bearing the maker's label. [Sotheby's, Torquay, 30 September1 October 1981, lot 835, illus.] Probably:

Ferris, John, Devizes, Wilts., u and cm (1839). [D]

Ferris, Samuel, London, upholder (1771–78). Trading at 38 Holborn in 1778. Son of Henry Ferris, maltster of Warminster, Wilts.; app. to Samuel Martin on 1 May 1771, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 3 June 1778. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Ferryhouse, William, Stoke, Staffs., cm (1798). [D]

Fersey, Francis, 11 Suffolk Pl., Hackney Rd, London, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Fertel, —, 13 Well St, Oxford St, London, cm (1829). [D]

Few, Edward, 46 Oxford St, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester, cm and u (1836). [D]

Fewel(l), James, Carnaby Mkt (or St), London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Fewkes, Joseph, Leicester, turner (1784). App. to Richard Seal, spinning wheel maker; admitted freeman in 1784. [Leicester freemen rolls]

Fewkes, Joseph, Leicester, u (1837). [Leicester freemen rolls]

Fewkes, William, High St, Leicester, cm (1800). Advertised auction of contents of property in Leicester Journal, 25 April 1800.

Fewller, Samuel, 6 Chapel St, Liverpool, cm (1761–81). Petitioned freedom as son of John Fewler, and admitted freeman on 12 March 1761. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Fey, William, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1822–38). Addresses given at Lower Broad St in 1822; Cambridge St in 1836; and Bilbury St, 1836–38. [D]

Fice, William, 12 East St, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1838). [D]

Fiche, Peter, Denmark St, London, carver (1797). Declared bankrupt, Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 20 November 1797.

Fichel, George, 20 John St, Goodge St, London, carver and gilder (1820). [D]

Ficke, Peter, 46 Compton St, Soho, London, carver and gilder (1789). [D]

Fickling, R., 133 Bishopsgate Without, London, cm (1837). [D]

Fickus (or Finkus), Thomas, Taunton, Som., carver and gilder (1817–30). Declared bankrupt, Exeter Flying Post, 13 March 1817. Trading at East St, 1822–30. [D]

Fiddeman, James, Whitechapel Rd, London, cm (1825). [D]

Fiddeman, Robert, Norwich, cm (1829). App. to Edward Woolverton; admitted freeman on 24 July 1829. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Fidel, John & Son, James, Faringdon, Oxon., cm and u (1823– 40). Trading as James and John in 1823; John & Son at Marlborough St in 1840; and James Fidel jnr at Market Pl., 1840. [D]

Fides, Benjamin, St John's, Worcester, cm and u (1830). [D]

Fidler, Harvey, Staindrop, near Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, u (1824). Son bapt. on 27 September 1824. [PR(bapt.)]

Fidler, Richard, Bullocksmity, Stockport, Cheshire, cm (1818). [D]

Fidler & Son, 25 Plumtree St, Bloomsbury, London, carvers and gilders (1790–93). [D]

Fidoe, Anthony, address unrecorded, upholder (1704–12). Son of William Fidoe, yeoman of Stanford, Worcs.; app. to Thomas Dixon on 6 December 1704, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 19 September 1712. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fidoe, Thomas, London, upholder (1708–31). Address given at ‘The Three Golden Chairs’, over against the Saddlers’ Hall and Half Moon Tavern, in Cheapside, 1711–31. App. to Henry Winton, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 1 September 1708. Took app. named William Barlow, 1719–26. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 15 March 1714 on his goods. Advertised in London Journal, 20 May 1721, his stock of ‘Beds ready made … made full fashionable and as well as if bespoke, from nine to thirteen foot high, more or less if required.’ [GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 3, ref. 3771; Apollo, February 1960, p. 34; Heal; Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 21]

Fidoe, Thomas, at ‘The Old Red Lyon Inn’, Kingston, Surrey, upholder (1723). Took out a Hand in Hand Insurance policy on 26 June 1723 for £200 on a house on the west side of the market, £200 on house abutting, and £200 on a house nearby. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 27, p. 183]

Field, Benjamin, 3 Union St, Bishopsgate St Without, London, upholder and appraiser (1802). Declared bankrupt, Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 11 October 1802. [D]

Field, Charles, 1 Bowling St, Westminster, London, u (1839). [D]

Field, H. W., 2 West Strand, London, miniature picture and looking-glass frame and case maker (1835–39). [D]

Field (alias Fearby), Henry, York, cm (1833). Son of Ellen Hick; app. to Thomas Walls, cm, on 18 December 1833. [York app. reg.]

Field, J., 21 Pitfield St, Hoxton, London, bed and mattress maker (1822–23). [D]

Field, James, at ‘Ye Desk & Bookcase’, Aldermanbury, London, cm (1727). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 10 February 1727 for £300. [GL, Sun MS vol. 22, p. 550]

Field, James, Downton, Wilts., cm (1756). App. to Thomas How, cm, of Downton, Wilts., on 27 July 1756 for a fee of £15 15s. [Wilts. Apps and their Masters]

Field, John, Holborn, London, cm (1701). Took out a Hand in Hand Insurance policy in 1701 for £55 on a house, not his own, in Bermondsey; and four other similar policies. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 1, ref. 1711–15]

Field, John, 1 New Meeting St, Birmingham, cm (1777–80). [D]

Field, John, Daventry, Northants., u (1786–93). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 5 May 1786 for £100 of which utensils and stock accounted for £60. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 336, p. 391]

Field, John, Brook End, Daventry, Northants., cm and u (1830). [D]

Field, John, 2 Backchurch Lane, London, cm (1821). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 17 January 1821 for £100 of which household goods in the house of Leslie, cm, accounted for £60, and stock and utensils, £20. [GL, Sun MS vol. 484, ref. 976201]

Field, John, Wallingford, Oxon., cm (1823). [D]

Field, Joseph, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Field, Matthew, 10 Court, Holloway Head, Birmingham, Windsor and fancy chairmaker (1839). [D]

Field, Nicholas, Worcester, joiner and cm (1760). App. to John Crump joiner and cm; admitted freeman on 26 May 1760. [Worcester freemen rolls]

Field, Robert, Wildness, St Bride's, London, cm (1767). Fined for non-service at St Bride's in 1767. [GL, MS 6561, p. 102]

Field, Robert, Stratton St Mary, Norfolk, cm (1839). [D]

Field, Thomas, ‘next door to the Plaster Head’, King St, Soho, London, carver (1749). Rococo trade card recorded. [Poll bk; Heal]

Field, Thomas, ‘with Mr. Ladyman of Fleet Market’, London, upholder (1772). Son of William Field; app. to J. Sturges, merchant tailor, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 2 September 1772. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Field, Thomas, 6 Bath St, Cold Bathfields, London, cm and broker (1777–79). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1777 and 1779 for £200 of which utensils and stock (in 1779 at 34 Bath St) accounted for £60. [GL, Sun MS vol. 261, p. 341; vol. 273, p. 540]

Field, Thomas, 5 Plumb Tree St, St Giles's, London, carver (1784). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1784 for £200 on a house at 3 St James St, Grosvenor Sq. [GL, Sun MS vol. 324, p. 114]

Field, Thomas, 12 Princes St, Cavendish Sq., London, carver and gilder (1804–08). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 8 December 1804 for £650, £200 on his house and workshop, and £50 on utensils, stock and goods in trust; and on 2 January 1806 for £750, £200 on his house and workshop, and £50 on utensils, stock and goods in trust. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 431, ref. 769131; vol. 434, ref. 785060]

Field, Thomas, 57 Nelson St, Birmingham, joiner, cm and coffin maker (1839). [D]

Field, William, Cannon St Rd, St George's East, London, cm and u (1822–27). Trading at no. 41, 1822–23, and no. 43, 1826– 27. [D]

Fielder, —, 8 Princes St, London, chairmaker (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, and named in his list of master cabinet makers, 1803.

Fielder, Richard, Portsmouth, Hants., cm (1739). Submitted an account to the Duke of Gordon in October 1739, which included ‘10 small Chaiers at 19s pr. Chaier — £9.10.0; 2 Elbow Chaiers at 27s pr. Chaier — £2.14.0; A Writing Chaier — £3.3.0’ and ‘A Tea Box — £1.1.0’. The account is accompanied by a note which reads: ‘Plese your Grace I have sent the Goods According to your Grace's Order I hope the will come safe and Plese, the will be at the White Hart Inn in the Bourow South Wark Tomorrow Evening the 25 of this Instant: I hope your Grace will Recve Them Safe and will be Plesd with the Bothoms It wass my Lord's Advice I did Them with French Carpiting, The Price Being but one Shilling pr. Chaier More: I have mead Bould according to your Grace's Desier to Draw on your Grace for the Under Menchend Goods Payable to Mr. Robert Shallett at the Black Boy near Temple Barr London …’. A note of 24 October 1739 requests payment of £17 2s to Robert Shallet from the Duke in Craven St, Strand. Receipt is dated 2 November 1739. [Scottish RO, GD 44/51 or 57/465/4/47]

Fielder, Thomas, Greek St, Soho, London, carver, gilder, looking-glass and picture frame manufacturer (1829–39). Recorded at no. 26 in 1829, and no. 3, 1835–39. Trade card in Landauer Coll., MMA, NY. [D]

Fieldhouse, Richard, Hollow Lane, Wolverhampton, Staffs., chest and bed maker (1770). [D]

Fielding, —, address unrecorded, carver and gilder (1825). Named in the Windsor Royal Archives on 21 May 1825 receiving £13. [RA 35591]

Fielding, O., 20 Mount St, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, gilder (1823–24). [D]

Fields, J., address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Fields, Simon Henry, Vine St, Evesham, Worcs., cm and u (1840). [D]

Fieldus, Peter, Otley, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Fife, George, Postern, Newcastle, cm (1782–1824). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Announced in Newcastle Courant, 6 May 1809, that he was moving ‘to a smaller house the door above and will dispose of such a part of his furniture as he shall not have occasion for, by public auction’, but indicated that he was continuing business. Supplied furniture to Cuthbert Ellison of Hebburn Hall, Gateshead, at some date between 1806–25. [D; Gateshead Ref. Lib., Ellison papers; Furn. Hist., 1976]

Fifield, William, over against ‘The George’ Inn, Piccadilly, London, u (1714). Named in newspapers in 1714. [Heal]

Fildes, Benjamin, St John's, Worcester, cm and u (1828–40). Mentioned in connection with enquiry about bad debt customer, Jane Spicer, of Berwick, Lechmere & Co., bankers, Worcester. [D; Lloyds Bank archives, ref. 2081]

Fildes, George, 66 Lamb's Conduit St, London, cm (1835). [D]

Fildes, James, Shude Hill, Manchester, cm (1794–1800). Trading at no. 66 in 1794, and no. 65 in 1800. [D]

Fildes (or Fieldes), John, Lamb's Conduit St, London, cm and u (1807–28). Recorded at no. 20, 1807–23; nos 19–20, 1815– 25; no. 26, 1819–25; and no. 19, 1826–28. [D]

Filliner, T. H., 34 Berners St, London, u, appraiser etc. (1835). [D] See H. & T. and Thomas Henry Filmer.

Fillingham, William, 64 Princes Rd, London, chair and sofa maker (1839). [D]

Filmer, H. & T., 34 Berners St, London, u (1837). [D] See T. H. Filliner.

Filmer, Thomas Henry, 34 Berners St, London, cm and u (1839). [D] See T. H. Filliner and H. & T. Filmer.

Finch, Gray, Newbury, Berks., cm (d. 1793). Will proved in 1793, which left £20 in cash, seven messuages, guns, shooting tackle and a chest of tools. [Berks. RO, DA1 156/42]

Finch, James, Holborn, London, cm (1776). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., June 1776.

Finch, John, address unrecorded, upholder (1722–30). Son of John Finch, yeoman of Hawstead, Suffolk; app. to Cullum Wicks on 7 March 1722, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 2 December 1730. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Finch, John, Little Armoury, Westminster, London, cm (1744). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., August 1744.

Finch, John Williams, Excise Passage, High St, Exeter, Devon, u (1813). Son John Fisher and daughter Mary Ann bapt. at St Stephen's Church, All Hallows, Goldsmith St, on 10 January 1813. [PR(bapt.)]

Finch, Joseph, St Bartholomew St, Newbury, Berks., cm and u (1840–42). [D]

Finch, Stephen, ‘Tunbridge’, Kent, cm (1826). Daughter Elizabeth by Ann Finch bapt. in the parish of SS Peter and Paul, 3 December 1826. [PR(bapt.)]

Finch, Thomas, Birmingham, cm (1757). Took app. named Brazier in 1757. [S of G, app. index]

Finch & Smith, King St, Covent Gdn, London, carpet and upholstery warehousemen (1764). Named in the Petworth accounts on 30 May and 2 June 1764 for work done for the Earl of Egremont. [V & A archives]

Fincher, S., 11 Newton St, Holborn, London, japan chair manufacturer (1830). [D]

Fincher, William, Worcester, chairmaker (1747). [Poll bk]

Findlay, Alexander, Whitcomb Ct, Oxendon St, London, cm (1772–78). Signatory to ‘The Real State of the Complaints of the Cabinet Makers as published & signed by the Committee’, in Gents Mag., June 1772. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1778 for £200 of which £30 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 263, p. 337]

Findlay, William, Nightingale Lane, London, cm (1778–82). Trading at 4 Jones Ct in 1778, and 9 Three Tun Ct in 1782. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1778 for £100, and in 1782 for £200 on houses. [GL, Sun MS vol. 271, p. 139; vol. 304, p. 276]

Findley, William, Upper Charles St, Leicester, cm and u (1835– 42). [D]

Finer, James, London, u (1784–1812). [Colchester poll bks]

Finer, William, Tendring, Essex, cm (1780–81). [Colchester poll bks]

Finer(s), William & James, 19 Leadenhall St, London, cm and upholders (1786–96). Admitted freemen of the Upholders’ Co. by redemption in 1786, William on 6 September, James on 22 November. Took out Sun Insurance policies together on 18 July 1786 for £200, of which £150 accounted for utensils and stock; and on 10 July 1787 for £500 on house, utensils and stock. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 338, p. 160; vol. 345, p. 312]

Finer, William, Camomile St, Bishopsgate St, London, cm and u (1784–1821). Trading at no. 21, 1796–1819, and no. 24, 1816–19. Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 27 April 1808 for £1,000, stock and utensils accounting for £700; and on 26 April 1810 for £1,200, £700 on stock and utensils. [D; Colchester poll bks; GL, Sun MS vol. 446, ref. 816366; vol. 452, ref. 844192]

Finkle, —, London, carpenter (1721). Sent to 1st Duke of Portland ‘An Account of what is Due in London for Equipage, Furniture, workmanship &c. to August 1721 — £664–7–5’. [Notts. RO, Pw B 90]

Finlay (or Findlay), John, Hull, Yorks., cm, tide waiter, painter and furniture broker (1826–46). Recorded at Marvel St, Drypool in 1826; 34 New George St, 1831; 57 Dock St, 1831–35; and Francis St, 1838–40. [D]

Finlayson, James, Midford Pl., Tottenham Ct Rd, London, cm and chairmaker (1786–1817). Recorded at no. 6, 1804–17. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 27 June 1786 for £300, utensils and stock accounting for £200; and on 5 July 1791 for £600 of which £580 accounted for two shops, sawpit, stock and goods. John and James Finlayson of Bedford Pl. took out insurance on 17 July 1809 for £800 of which workshop, stock, utensils and shop accounted for £600. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and named in the list of master cabinet makers, in his Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 337, p. 626; ref. 585595; vol. 447, ref. 832770]

Finlayson, Jn, 45 Upper Baker St, New Rd, London, cm and u (1827–28). [D]

Finlayson, John, 20 Bernard St, Southampton, Hants., chairmaker (1834–39). [D]

Finn, Robert, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Finnemore, James, 15 Sun Tavernfields, St George's East, London, cm and u (1827–28). [D]

Finney, Charles, Derby, joiner and cm (1728–52). Took app. named Capp in 1738. Advertised house in Cornmarket for letting, Derby Mercury, 6–13 October 1752. [S of G, app. index]

Finney, Charles, Derby, joiner and cm (1827). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 1 June 1827.

Finney, John, Derby, joiner and cm (b. 1738–d. 1804). Had two apps, John Ward of Derby in 1797, and Richard Humber. Death, aged 76 reported in Gents Mag., August 1804. Succeeded by Charles Finney of Derby, perhaps his son.

Finnis, George, Hythe, Kent, cm (1823–24). [D] Possibly of Finnis & Ronalds.

Finnis, Henry, London, carver and gilder (1835–39). Addresses given at 16 Moor Pl., Kennington Rd, 1835–37, and 19 York Pl., Lambeth, 1839. [D]

Finnis, Jeremiah, Danehill, Margate, Kent, carver and gilder (1823–29). [D]

Finnis, Robert, Hythe, Kent, u (1768–1803). Trading in High St in 1803. Son of Robert Finnis, carpenter of Dover; app. to John Allen on 6 May 1768, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 17 September 1781. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 18 February 1791 for £200; and on 2 February 1793 for £200 on a house with barn and stable at Sandgate, near Folkestone, and £100 on household goods. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 375, p. 468; vol. 392, p. 292] Possibly of Finnis & Ronalds.

Finnis, W., 2 St Thomas's Pl., Gt Dover St, London, carver, gilder and looking-glass manufacturer (1837). [D] See Finnis & Co.

Finnis, William, 8 Hall Pl., Lower Kennington Lane, London, carver and gilder (1829). [D]

Finnis & Co., London, carvers, gilders and looking-glass manufacturers (1804–39). Addresses given at 19 Blackman St, 1804–15 and 1820; 153 Half Moon Inn, Southwark, 1817; 153 High St, Southwark, 1819–25; no. 152 in 1825; 2 Thomas Pl., Gt Dover Rd in 1835; 111 Blackman St and 2 Dover Rd in 1837 and Thomas Pl. and 111 Blackman St in 1839. [D] See W. Finnis.

Finnis & Ronalds, Hythe, Kent, cm and auctioneers (1826–39). [D] See George and Robert Finnis.

Finschard(?), —, address unrecorded, upholder (1813). Named in the Longford Castle, Wilts. accounts in 1813 receiving £424 15s 6d. [V & A archives]

Finstwaite, Christopher, near ‘The King's Arms’ tavern at the west end of St Paul's, London, u (1715). Named in the newspapers of 1715. [Heal]

Fiora, J., Long Row, Nottingham, looking-glass maker (1814–15). [Goodison, Barometers]

Fipping, Benjamin, Stamford, Lincs., cm (1725). Took app. named Lindsey in 1725. [S of G, app. index]

Fipps, John, Petty France, London, u (1749). [Poll bk]

Firbank, Christopher, York, carver (1724–60). App. to Edward Raper, carver and mason, on 4 May 1724. Took his son, John Firbank, as app. in 1757; and Matthias Freer in 1760. [York app. reg.]

Firby, John, 78 Paradise Row, Chelsea, London, cm and u (1823). [D]

Firmage, W., Leicester, looking-glass maker (1791). Advertised in Leicester Journal in 1791 that he made girandoles, looking-glasses and picture frames in burnished gold.

Firman, Robert, Sible Hedingham, Essex, cm (1832). [D]

Firmin & Sutton, High Holborn, London, upholders (1767–68). [D]

Firth, G., address unrecorded. Stamp found on pair of mid Georgian mahogany open armchairs with shaped rectangular backs, pierced vertical splats between outcurved arm supports, upholstered seats, square fluted legs and stretchers. [Christie's, 15 February 1979, lot 84]

Firth, Gabriel, St James, Westminster, London, upholder (1742). Took out Hand in Hand Insurance policies on 1 April 1742 for £400, £250 (assigned to John Aldridge in 1746), and £250. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 62, refs 13736, 67529, 67530]

Firth, James, York, cm (1830). Son of Henry Firth, carpenter of Allerton Park; app. to Edward Steward and Arthur Shores on 23 October 1830. [York app. reg.]

Firth, John, Todmorden, Lancs., cm (1822–37). Trading at Wood Shade in 1834, and Shade, Todmorden Chapelry, 1837. [D]

Firth, John, Thorne, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1828–34). Recorded in Market Pl., 1828–29, and King St, 1831. [D]

Firth, Joseph, Dewsbury, Yorks., cm (1830–37). Trading in Daw Green in 1830, and Webster Hill in 1837. [D]

Firth, Thomas, 168 Borough High St, London, u (1783). [D] Possibly Thomas Fish.

Fischer, William, 3 Nottingham Ct, Castle St, Long Acre, London, cm and clothes dealer (1780). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1780 for £100 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £40. [GL, Sun MS vol. 284, p. 469]

Fish, George, Paull, Holderness, Yorks., joiner and cm (1812). App. to George Harper in April 1812. [Hull app. reg.]

Fish, John, Long Acre, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Fish, John, Leeds, Yorks., journeyman cm (1791). Named in the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers’ Book of Prices, 1791, among other journeymen in basic sympathy with its contents.

Fish, John, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, cm (1807–41). Recorded at Somerley (Somerleyton, Suffolk?) in 1807; and Howard St, Gt Yarmouth, 1818–39. [D; Gt Yarmouth poll bks]

Fish, Joseph, Stratton, Cornwall, cm (1836). Daughter Susannah born at Stratton and bapt. at the Wesleyan Church in Holsworthy, Devon, in 1836. [PR(bapt.)]

Fish, Peter, Hopton, Suffolk, cm (1744–d. 1788). Two walnut bureaux bear an inscription by Peter Fish. The earliest is veneered in walnut with two small and two long drawers and is decorated with two rows of chevron banding and crossbanding. The interior is fitted with a well and inlaid with a chequer pattern and a half compass medallion. Written in pencil underneath a drawer is ‘Maker Peter Fish for Mrs. Verlander, Hopton, Suffolk. Decbr. 15th 1744’. The strengthening blocks of the feet are also stamped ‘P.F.’. The second bureau is of similar pattern but with a single row of chevron banding, the interior having a central cupboard door with columns either side and drawers and pigeon holes. On one of the pull-out columns is written ‘Made by Peter Fish, Hopton, Suffolk, Janauary 1749’.

Hopton is a village approximately ten miles north-east of Bury St Edmunds and in the 1801 Census is listed with a population of 433. The parents of Peter Fish appear to have moved into the village after his birth as the first reference to the name Fish appears in the parish records in 1728. Peter Fish was married on 1 November 1748 and two sons are recorded as being bapt.: Peter in 1750 and Samuel in 1754. No other details of the family have been found in Hopton, possibly because they moved into the adjoining parish of Garboldisham as that is the place of residence given in his will which was proven on 13 August 1788. [Furn. Hist., 1978; Christie's, 27 November 1980, lot 98] R.W.

Fish, Thomas, 168 Borough High St, London, u (1773–82). [D] Possibly Thomas Firth.

Fish, Thomas, 4 Bridewell Alley, Norwich, cm and carver (1801–03). [D]

Fish, William, Bude, Cornwall, cm and u (1839–44). [D]

Fisher, Benjamin, Heath, West Bromwich, Staffs., cm and u (1830). [D]

Fisher, Edward, 12 Beer Lane, Tower St, London, carver and gilder (1809–23). [D]

Fisher, Edward, 36 Leadenhall St, London, carver and gilder (1835–39). [D]

Fisher, Elizabeth, 5 Oxendon St, London(?), cm (1783). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1783 for £500 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £40. [GL, Sun MS vol. 306, p. 593]

Fisher, Evan, Preston, Lancs., wood throwster (1742). [Preston Guild record of burgesses]

Fisher, Francis, Lincoln, joiner and cm (1764). Son of Joseph Fisher; app. to Henry Stanley, cm and joiner. [Lincoln app. reg.]

Fisher, Hannah, Parliament St, Nottingham, cm (1835). [D]

Fisher, Henry, Birmingham, cm (1742–62). Named in the Preston Guild record of burgesses, 1742–1762. Took apps named Turner in 1757 and Gardner in 1761. [S of G, app. index]

Fisher, Henry, Michael Lane, Whitehaven, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1811). [D]

Fisher, Jabez Henry, Exeter, Devon, carver and gilder (1826–30). In 1826 he succeeded to the business of Duchemin at 7 High St, adding stationery, art materials, pier tables, cornices, frames and lamps to the stock. [Exeter Flying Post, 29 July 1826] Moved to 253 High St, at the corner of Castle St in 1828. [Exeter Flying Post, 31 June] Declared bankrupt, same paper, 11 December 1828 (as James Henry Fisher, Liverpool Mercury, 12 December 1828). Moved to Cathedral Yd, ‘recently Moll's Coffee House’ in 1830. [Exeter Flying Post, 13 May] and also in that year recorded at 40 Paris St. [Exeter Journal, 1830] and in directories at 253 High St. In The Alfred, 29 July 1828 he advertised ‘a superb assortment of every article in the GILDING & CARVING department, together with a splendid variety of fancy articles — paintings, pencil & other drawings — Chimney & pier glasses. Glasses polished & silvered — All descriptions of frames elegantly executed — Arms, Crests, seals engraved.’ On 2 September 1828 he advertised ‘for a respectable youth as an apprentice to the Business of CARVING & GILDING — He would be treated as one of the Family.’ [D]

Fisher, Jacob, Bridge St, Workington, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1829). [D]

Fisher, James, Bishopsgate St, London, freeman long-bow maker, by trade a cm (1755). Employed one non-freeman for three months in 1755. [GL, City Licence bks, vol. 1]

Fisher, James, address unrecorded. In January 1796 he was paid £9 3s 9d for three bedsteads for the Retreat Quaker Asylum in York. [Borthwick Inst., Retreat MS H/1]

Fisher, James, 1 Paradise St, Marylebone, London, cm (1808). [D]

Fisher, James & Clarkson, Edward, 7 Gloucester St, Curtain Rd, London, cm (1821). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 25 July 1821 for £1,000 on house and workshop; and for £1,700, of which stock and utensils accounted for £1,500. [GL, Sun MS vol. 484, refs 981688–89]

Fisher, James, 23 Hare St, Bethnal Green, London, chair and sofa manufacturer (1829). [D]

Fisher, John, next door to ‘The Peacock’, Shoe Lane, London, gilder and cm (1722). Insured goods and merchandise in his house for £300 on 28 January 1722. [GL, Sun MS vol. 15, ref. 27568]

Fisher, John, London(?), upholder (1757–72). Recorded in Crutched Fryers in 1772. Son of Richard Fisher, maltster and farmer of Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. App. to Samuel Hibberdine on 13 December 1757, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 7 February 1765. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fisher, John, Liverpool, cm (1761). Petitioned freedom on servitude to Roger Dewhurst and Peter Gerrard, paying 6s 8d. Admitted freeman on 6 March 1761. [Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Fisher, John, 4 Queen St, Liverpool, cm (1787–90). [D]

Fisher, John, Lancaster, Named in the Gillow records, 1799– 1803. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Fisher, John, Cumb., cm (1783–1811). Recorded at Curwen St, Workington in 1811. Supplied furniture to Workington Hall, receiving £12 5s 10d in August 1783; and £11 6s 4d on 26 June 1784, which included mending a chair, and supplying an oak camp bedstead, four toilet tables, a camp bedstead with turned posts, and a four-post bedstead in mahogany. [D; Cumbria RO, Curwen MS]

Fisher, John, 10 Michael St, Whitehaven, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1829). [D]

Fisher, John, 79 Leonard St, Shoreditch, London, cm (1820). [D]

Fisher, John, Liverpool, cm (b. 1776–1827). Born on 28 December 1776. Petitioned freedom on birthright as son of Joseph Fisher, potter, paying 3s 4d. Admitted freeman in 1827. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk] Possibly:

Fisher, John, 24 Christian St, Liverpool, cm (1827). Admitted freeman on 17 October 1827. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Fisher, John E., Hotwells Rd, Bristol, cm and u (1823–26). [D]

Fisher, John, Masham, Yorks., joiner and cm (1823–40). [D]

Fisher, John, Woodbridge, Suffolk, cm and u (1824–39). Trading in partnership with William Fisher in 1824; and alone at Bridewell St in 1830 and Bredfield St, 1839. [D]

Fisher, John, Liverpool, u (1832–39). App. to Bartholomew Tyrer in 1832, and admitted freeman on 31 July 1839. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk and freemen reg.]

Fisher, John, 32 (Little) Bartholomew Close, London, cm (1835–37). [D]

Fisher, John, 21 New St, Cloth Fair, London, cm (1835–37). [D]

Fisher, Joseph, in the open part of Tooley St, near ‘The Ram's Head Tavern’, Southwark, London, u and appraiser (1724). Named in newspapers in 1724. [Heal]

Fisher, Joseph, at ‘The Black Lyon’ in Houndsditch, near Aldgate Church, London, u, appraiser, undertaker and cm (c. 1740). Trade card gives long list of types of furniture made, including ‘Buroe tables, chamber tables … pillar and claw tables, dining tables … in walnut tree, mahogany and wainscot.’ [Banks Coll., BM]

Fisher, Joseph, address unrecorded, draper, by trade an upholder (1753). Master of John Waylett III, 1753. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fisher, King, 17 Stubbs Buildings, West St, Hull, Yorks., cm (1838–39). [D]

Fisher, King, 2 Norman St, St Luke's, London, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Fisher, Peter, 14 Newton St, Holborn, London, carver and gilder (1808). [D]

Fisher, Robert, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1799 working on a wardrobe. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/98, p. 1523]

Fisher, Robert, Liverpool, cm (1835–39). Trading at St James's Terr., 81 Stanhope St in 1835; and 1 Back Chester St, Toxteth, 1837–39. [D]

Fisher, T., 5 Hollen St, Soho, London, chairmaker (1820). [D]

Fisher, Thomas, Newcastle Ct, Temple Bar, London, cm (1784). [Bristol poll bk]

Fisher, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (1795–d. by 1831). Trading at 23 Lionel St, Gerrard St, 1800–03. Admitted freeman on 9 November 1795. Marriage to Miss Faull at St Nicholas's Church reported in Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 19 January 1795. Dead by 1831 when the death of his widow, Ann Fisher, aged 56, was reported in Liverpool Mercury, 25 February 1831. [D; Liverpool freemen reg.]

Fisher, Thomas, Lancaster, Named in the Gillow records in 1800 working on a chest. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/98, p. 1601 b]

Fisher, Thomas, York, cm (1804–12). App. to William Hawkin, cm, on 17 April 1804, and admitted freeman in 1812. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Fisher, W. & H., Shambles, Preston, Lancs., chairmakers (1814–15). [D]

Fisher, William, York, cm (1783–84). Recorded in Fossgate in 1784. Son of Thomas Fisher, translator; admitted freeman in 1783. [York freemen rolls and poll bk]

Fisher, William, London, cm (1789–96). Admitted freeman of Canterbury in 1789, and polled there in 1796 when stated of Clerkenwell, London. [Canterbury freemen rolls and poll bk]

Fisher, William, Woodbridge, Suffolk, cm and u (1824–39). Trading in partnership with John Fisher in 1824; and alone in New St, 1830, and Brook St, 1839. [D]

Fisher, William, Liverpool, cm (1829–35). Recorded at 14 Portland St in 1829, and 14 Peach St, 1835. [D]

Fishpool, William, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, u and trunk maker (1820–36). Recorded at no. 8, 1820–29, and no. 49, 1832–36. [D]

Fishwick, Edward, Liverpool, u (1762–67). Petitioned freedom on servitude to Lloyd Baxendale, paying 6s 8d in 1767. Named in the Preston Guild record of burgesses in 1762. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Fisk, Samuel, Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, u and cm (1830–39). [D]

Fisk, William, Debenham, Suffolk, cm and chairmaker (1830–39). [D]

Fiske, Robert, 2 Duke St, West Smithfield, London, cm (1807– 17). [D]

Fitch, J., 15 Berwick St, Soho, London, cm and u (1817). [D]

Fitch, James, Chequer St, St Albans, Herts., cm, u and builder (1823). [D]

Fitch, John, 26 Chandler St, Grosvenor Sq., London, cm (1808). [D]

Fitch, William, 9 Oxford St, Brighton, Sussex, cm and u (1832). [D]

Fitchet(t), John, London, upholder (1710–d. 1744). Trading in Bartholomew Close in 1727. Son of William Fitchet(t), upholder of Westminster; app. to Robert North on 4 October 1710; admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 11 June 1718. Took app. named John Woodward, 1721–29. Named in newspapers in 1727. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records; Heal]

Fitchet(t), William, Westminster, London, upholder (1718). His son, John Fitchet(t) admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. in 1718. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fitt, James, London, dressing and morocco case maker (1829– 35). Trading at 35 Coldbath Sq., Clerkenwell, 1829, and 12 King's Terr., Pentonville, 1835. [D]

Fitter, B. P., Norwich, cm (1820). Former app., John Buttifant, cm, admitted freeman on 16 March 1820. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Fitzgerrald, James, 98 High Holborn, London, cm (1789). [D]

Fitzhugh (or Fitzlugh), Samuel, Regent St, Leamington, Warks., cm and u (1835–37). Listed at no. 36 in 1835 and no. 50 in 1837. [D]

Fitzjohn, Daniel, St Ives, Hunts., cm and chairmaker (1770). Advertised in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 8 September 1770, for journeymen chairmaker and cm.

Fitzwalter, Francis, Nottingham, carver and gilder (1825–35). Recorded at Bridlesmith-gate in 1825, Toll St, 1828–35, and High Pavement in 1835 also as a fancy stationer. [D]

Fitzwalter, Fraser, Toll St, Nottingham, carver and gilder (1832). [D]

Fitzwalter, Joseph, Nottingham, carver and gilder (1798–d. 1804). Probate will dated 6 July 1804. Death of ‘Fitzwalter — Carver of Nottingham’ reported in Gents Mag., 1804. [D; Notts. RO, probate records]

Fitzwalter, Joseph, Houndsgate, Nottingham, carver and gilder (1834). [D]

Fitzwalter, T., Nottingham, carver and gilder (1814–41). Recorded in Houndsgate in 1814 and at 29 Bridlesmith Gate, 1832–41. Trade card reads: ‘T. Fitzwalter, Carver and Gilder, Bridlesmith-Gate, Nottingham, Old Frames regilt equal to new and Paintings cleaned and repaired.’ [D; Landauer Coll., MMA, NY]

Fitzwalter, Thomas & Francis, Bridlesmith-gate, Nottingham, carvers and gilders (1818). [D]

Fitzwalter, Thomas snr, Houndsgate, Nottingham, carver, gilder and carver in wood, stone and marble (1822–28). [D]

Fitzwalter, Thomas jnr, Bridlesmith-gate, Nottingham, carver and gilder (1822–35). [D]

Fitzwalter, Thomas, Green St, St George's, Hanover Sq., London, carver (1749). [Poll bk]

Fitzwalter, Thomas, Rosemary Lane, Newcastle, carver and gilder (1787). [D]

Fitzwalters, —, Broad Lane, Nottingham, carver and gilder (1799). [D]

Flack, John, Shepherd St, Oxford Mkt, London, cm and u (1823–27). Trading at no. 17, 1823–25, and 19 Shepherd's Mkt, 1826–27. [D] See Richard Flack.

Flack, John, 81 Gt Saffron Hill, London, chair and sofa maker (1835–39). [D]

Flack, Richard, Shepherd St, Oxford St, London, cm and chairmaker (1820–35). Trading at no. 17 in 1820, and at 19 Shepherd's Mkt, 1835. [D] See John Flack.

Flack, Richard, 17 South Audley St, London, u (1839). [D]

Flack, Thomas, Little Chelsea, Chelsea, London, cm and u (1823). [D]

Flamston, Richard, 8 Eldon St, Finsbury Cresc., Moorfields or Finsbury, London, cm and u (1825–28). [D]

Flamston, Thomas, Broker Row, Moorfields, London, broker and upholder (1793). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 18 September 1793 for £650 of which utensils and stock accounted for £350. [GL, Sun MS vol. 397, p. 59]

Flamstone, Thomas, Houndsgate, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1799). [D]

Flanegan, John H., Hereford, carver, gilder, picture frame and looking-glass manufacturer (1835–40). Recorded at St Owen St in 1840, the address given on his trade label. Submitted bills dated September 1835 and December 1836 to Captain N. L. Pateshall, RN of Hereford, for picture frames totalling 13s 9d and 9s 6d. [D; Hereford Lib., Pilley Coll., no. 2305, notebk 3; Herefs. RO, F60/543 and 632]

Flanner, James, Wisbech, Cambs., chairmaker (1718). Took app. named Knight in 1718. [S of G, app. index]

Flashman, George, St Mary Major, Exeter, Devon, cm (1803). [Militia Census]

Flashman, George, Dover, Kent, cm (1832–39). Trading at Last Lane, 1832–34; as George & Co. there in 1838; and at 8 Market Pl. and Castle St. in 1839. [D]

Flashman, Henry, Exeter, Devon, cm (1761–d. 1808). Trading in South St, 1791–95, and Fourth St, 1796. Took app. named Parnell in 1761. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for £300 on utensils and stock. Notice in Sherborne Mercury, 28 March 1808 concerned ‘demands on the state of the late Mr. Henry Flashman of the City of Exeter, cabinet maker, deceased 21 March 1808’. H. Flashman jnr, cm and chairmaker, of South St advertised in Exeter Flying Post, 17 March 1808 informing ‘Friends of his Late Father and the Public in General that he has Commenced Business on his own Account’. [D; S of G, app. index; GL, Sun MS vol. 303, p. 57; Militia Census, 1803]

Flashman, Joseph, Berwick St, Soho, London, cm and u (1808). [D]

Flashman & Horne, Hythe, Kent, cm, auctioneers and appraisers (1832–34). [D]

Flather, E., 41 Duke St, Little Britain, London, cm etc. (1826– 27). [D]

Flather, James, 41 Duke St, West Smithfield, London, portable desk, dressing case, work box and cabinet case maker and cabinet liner (1835–39). [D]

Flatt, London, cm (1727–44). Supplied six Windsor chairs costing £2 5s in 1727 to Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Notice in Daily Advertiser, 13 October 1744 concerned the theft out of the House of Mr. Flatt, a cabinet-maker in Red Lion Street, Holborn, a Man's Mazarine Blue Coat…’. [V & A archives]

Flavell, William, Lady Well Walk, Birmingham, cm (1839). [D]

Flaxman, Robert, London, cm, carpenter and joiner (1820–37). Recorded at 25 Fleur de Luce Ct, Fleet St in 1820, and 29 Fetter Lane in 1837. [D]

Flaxman, William, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Handwritten label found inside lid of mahogany writing box with inlaid decoration, one false and one frieze drawer. Label reads: ‘William Flaxman made this box in June 1828 Aged 16 Years and 8 Months. Woodbridge Suffolk.’ [M. Colman Coll.]

Fleck, Henry, Egremont, Whitehaven, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1828–29). [D]

Fleet, Francis, North St, Chichester, Sussex, cm, broker, paper hanger, u and undertaker (1826). Trade card continues: ‘A large assortment of seasoned Patent Floor Cloths.’ [D; Johnson Coll., Bodleian Lib., Oxford; Furn. Hist., 1974]

Fleet, James, North St, Chichester, Sussex, cm and u (1823). [D]

Fleet, Jos., West Cross, Tenterden, Kent, turner and chairmaker (1839). [D]

Fleet, Richard, Smarden, Kent, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Fleetwood, Richard, Liverpool, cm (1780–1802). Petitioned freedom on servitude to Charles Charles in 1780, and admitted freeman on 11 September. In 1790 he took app. named Peter Kay, who petitioned freedom on 1802. Notice in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 21 March 1782, concerned his wife, Martha's debts, which he refused to pay. [Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Fleetwood, Richard, 19 Judd St, Brunswick Sq., London, u and house agent (1835–39). Trading in partnership with Gairdner as cm and u in 1839. [D]

Fleming, E., 178 Queen St, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants., cm and u (1839). [D]

Fleming, Hannah, 4 Chandos St, Covent Gdn, London, upholder and cm (1800). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 30 October 1800 for £1,600 of which £980 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 419, ref. 709 511] See William Fleming.

Flem(m)ing, John, Rose St, Covent Gdn, London, cm and u (1749). [Poll bk]

Fleming, John, Vere St, London, u (1774). [Poll bk]

Fleming, John, Rose Pl., Liverpool, cm (1811). [D]

Fleming, Jonah, Cocker Bridge End, Cockermouth, Cumb., cooper, turner and chairmaker (1829). [D]

Fleming, Joshua, Carlisle, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1811–29). Trading at Scotch St in 1811, and Wings Arms Lane, 1829. [D]

Fleming, Matthias, Stafford Rd, Pimlico, London, u (1839). [D]

Fleming, Matth. J., Back Rd, St George's East, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Fleming, Richard, 190 Sloane St, Chelsea, London, upholder (1817–20). [D]

Fleming, Richard, Ebury St, Pimlico, London, cm and u (1830– 39). Recorded at no. 6 in 1835, and no. 37, 1839. Declared bankrupt, Chester Courant and Anglo-Welsh Gazette, 16 November 1830. [D]

Fleming, Robert, 76 Oxford St, London, upholder (1781). [D]

Fleming, Thomas, 12 Prospect Row, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, cm (1838). [D]

Fleming, William, 4 Chandos St, Covent Gdn, London, cm and u (1775–1808). Trading in partnership with Robert Bartleman (or Ba(n)tleman), 1775–77, and in 1775 took out a Sun Insurance policy together for £1,300, of which utensils and stock accounted for £1,000. Recorded in partnership with Frederick Fleming, 1779–96; and with Shep(p)ard (or Shepherd), 1801–08. Fleming & Sheppard are named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. William subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Probably the William Fleming of London who in 1775 supplied ‘2 mahogany medicine chests’ to Hopetoun House, Lothian. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 240, p. 566; Scottish RO, Hopetoun MS, Box 106–07] See Hannah Fleming.

Fleming, William, 31 Cherry St, Birmingham, cm and u (1809). [D]

Fleming, William, Queen St, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants., cm, u and chairmaker (1823–39). Recorded at no. 185 in 1823 and no. 8, 1830–39. [D]

Flemming, James, York, cm (1758–74). Trading in Spurriergate in 1774. Admitted freeman in 1758. [York poll bk and freemen rolls]

Fleming, Lancelot, Liverpool, cm, provision dealer and joiner (1810–21). Addresses given at 1 Rose Pl. in 1810; 5 Edgar St with shop in Hunter St, 1816; and 18 New Scotland Rd with timber yd at 8 Hunter St in 1821. [D]

Flesher, Benjamin, 29 Albion St, Leeds, Yorks., cm and u (1828–37). [D]

Fleshman, Henry, Oxford, cm (1760). Took app. named Smith in 1760. [S of G, app. index]

Fletcher, —, Rose St, Soho, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Fletcher, Mrs Ann, 12 Providence Sq., Osborne St, Hull, Yorks., u (1839). [D]

Fletcher, Benjamin, 49 Baldwins Gdns, Leather Lane, London, broker and u (1784). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1784 for £300 of which utensils and stock accounted for £240. [GL, Sun MS vol. 322, p. 272]

Fletcher, Charles, Deansgate, Marlow, Bucks., cm/joiner (1823). [D]

Fletcher, Edward, Chester, u (1824–26). Addresses given at Wellington Pl. in 1824 and Goss St, 1826. Admitted freeman on 16 October 1824. [Chester freemen rolls and poll bk]

Fletcher, Elizabeth, 21 High St, Knightsbridge, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Fletcher, Ellen, 13 Bevington Bush, Liverpool, (1835). [D]

Fletcher, Henry, Liverpool, u (1761–d. between 1812–17). Petitioned freedom as son of Thomas Fletcher, cooper, in 1761, paying 3s 4d. Admitted freeman on 13 March 1761. [Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Fletcher, James, London, clockcase maker (1730–81). Recorded at Long Lane, West Smithfield in 1730; St Bartholomew the Great, 1741–49; and 36 Bartholomew Close in 1781. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 27 February 1730 for £300 of which household goods and stock in trade accounted for £260. Took out Hand in Hand Insurance on 25 February 1741 for £125, renewed in 1749; and Sun Insurance in 1781 for £600, £150 on his shop, utensils and stock. Named as a Fellow of the Society of Arts and Manufactures, 1760–68. [GL, Sun MS vol. 32, ref. 53421; vol. 296, p. 114; Hand in Hand MS vol. 62, ref. 23902]

Fletcher, James, 3 Whitelion Passage, Wych St, London, chair and sofa maker (1827–28). [D]

Fletcher, James, London, cm and u (1835–39). Recorded as cm in Church St, Hackney in 1835, and as u in Back Lane, Lower Clapton, 1839. [D]

Fletcher, Jeremiah, London, upholder (1715–d.1723). Recorded at ‘The Lyon & Lamb’, Strand, in 1720 when he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 14 March on goods and merchandise in his house. Rebecca Fletcher took out insurance after his death in 1723. In 1715 Jeremiah Fletcher supplied beds, now at Hampton Court, to the Prince of Wales. Named in the Royal Household accounts, 1716–18, with Thomas Phill, regarding the refurbishing of parts of the Houses of Parliament, Windsor and Hampton Court. [GL, Sun MS vol. 11, p. 37; PRO, LC9/286; Conn., June 1977, p. 141]

Fletcher, John, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm (1756–98). Took app. named MacDonald in 1756. [D; S of G, app. index]

Fletcher, John, London, cm and u (1776–97). Addresses given at 11 Distaff Lane, 1784; 8 Houndsditch, 1790–97; and Fenchurch St, 1802. Son of Thomas Fletcher, ironmonger of Abingdon; app. to Richard Wright and Samuel Burton on 7 August 1776. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 6 October 1784. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fletcher, John, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1798). [D]

Fletcher, John, Hull, Yorks., carver and gilder (1816–26). Recorded at 17 New Dock Walls, 1816 and 1823; 10 and 18 Dagger Lane, 1817–23; and Robinson Row in 1826. [D]

Fletcher, John, Howden, Yorks., cm and joiner (1823–34). Addresses given at Bridgegate in 1823; Vicar Lane, 1826; Corn Mkt Hill, 1828–29; and Market Pl., 1831. [D]

Fletcher, Joseph, at ‘The King's Arms’, St Paul's Churchyard, London, leather gilder to His Majesty and u (1716–d. 1732). Advertised in London Gazette, 16 December 1716 that he ‘Maketh & Selleth all sorts of hangings for Rooms and Staircases, settees and Screens, of the newest fashion’. On 19 December 1728 Fletcher was paid £1 7s for a gilt leather screen sent to Moulsham Hall for Earl Fitzwalter. In partnership with John Conway in 1732, when Fletcher died, and Conway continued the business under his own name until 1739. Fletcher's death reported in Gents Mag., October 1732. [A. C. Edwards, The Accounts of Benjamin Mildmay, Earl Fitzwalter, p. 100; Heal citing Hilton Price, Signs of Old London]

Fletcher, Kay, Packer St, Rochdale, Lancs., chairmaker (1818–25). [D]

Fletcher, Peter, 92 Pitt St, Liverpool, u (1821). [D]

Fletcher, Peter, Main St, Cockermouth, Cumb., cooper, turner and chairmaker (1829). [D]

Fletcher, Richard, at ‘The Golden Head’, 50, corner of Tower Royal, Watling St, London, removed from 143 Fleet St, carver, gilder and picture frame maker (c. 1770). Rococo trade label found on back of picture at Freshford Manor, Bath, states that he ‘Makes & Sells all Sorts of Carved Brackets, Sconces, Picture and Chimney Frames, Walnuttree & Mahogany ditto, with all manner of black Peartree & Deal Frames, for Maps, Prints or Drawings. Pictures carefully Clean'd & broken Paintings Mended: with Carvers & Gilders work in all its various branches expeditiously done after the neatest & newest Taste, at the lowest Prices. NB. Prints &c. Pasted Framed and Glazed very reasonable. I always keep by me Peartree & Deal Mouldings fit for Picture frames of any Breadth, ready to make up at a short warning or Sold as they are for Town or Country.’ [Heal Coll., BM]

Fletcher, Richard, 9 Norfolk St, Middlx Hospital, London, carver and gilder (1835–39). [D]

Fletcher, Roun(d)cival, Hull, Yorks., carver, gilder and painter (1790–1826). Addresses given at High St, 1790–99; Castle Row, 1792; 25 Finckle St, 1803–14; 12 Castle St, 1817–22; 62 Mytongate, 1823; and 3 New Dock Walls, 1826. Named as Clerk to Holy Trinity Church in 1803. Took app. named James Waters of Hull in August 1799. One of a family of carvers, gilders and painters active in Hull in the second half of the 18th century. Bills from the Fletchers are recorded for carrying out painting at Burton Constable Hall, near Hull. [D; Hull app. reg.]

Fletcher, Sam., Gracechurch St, London, chairmaker (1775). Named in the calendar of marriage licence bonds of Suffolk on 31 May 1775. [Suffolk RO, FAA: 50/2/94–104]

Fletcher, Samuel, Harleston, Norfolk, cm (1786–96). [Norwich poll bks]

Fletcher, Samuel, Beccles, Suffolk, cm and chairmaker (1802–07). [Norwich poll bks]

Fletcher, Samuel, Liverpool, cm (1810–35). Addresses given at 79 Hanover St in 1810; no. 69 in 1811; no. 70 in 1813; 128 Duke St, 1816; no. 20, 1824–27; and no. 27 in 1835. [D]

Fletcher, Thomas, Chatham, Kent, carver (d. 1685). [PCC Wills, Index Lib., vol. 10, 1948, p. 123]

Fletcher, Thomas, Kirk, Thomas & Mower, William, 48 Brewer St, London, cm (1791). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 18 March 1791 for £300 of which £250 accounted for utensils, stock and goods in trust in Rose St, Soho. [GL, Sun MS vol. 373, ref. 580689]

Fletcher, Thomas, Rock St, Bury, Lancs., cm and chairmaker (1824–34). [D]

Fletcher, Thomas, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1826–37). Trading in Brown's Yd, Mill Hill, 1826, and Cross Ct, 96 Briggate, 1834. [D]

Fletcher, William, London, cm (1786). [Norwich poll bk]

Fletcher, William, Norwich, cm (1790). [Norwich poll bk]

Fletcher, William, Bury, Lancs., chairmaker (1793–1818). Recorded in Millgate, 1818. [D]

Fletcher, William, New Dock St, Hull, Yorks., cm (1814). [D]

Fletcher, William, Queen St, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants., cm, u and chairmaker (1830–39). Recorded at no. 125 in 1830 and no. 122 in 1839. [D]

Fletcher & Hollingsworth, Liverpool, cm (1800–05). Trading in Thomas St, 1800–03, and Hanover St, 1805. [D]

Fleuriot, Peter, address unrecorded, upholder (1726–33). Son of Peter Fleuriot, late of London, merchant; app. to John Hibberdine on 1 June 1726, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 6 June 1733. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fleuriot (or Flewriot), William, London, u (1784–1803). Recorded at 7 Little George St in 1784, and 7 Gt Tower St, 1797–1803. Son of Peter Fleuriot, merchant of London; admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by patrimony on 4 August 1784. Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fleuriot, William & Russell, James, Hull, Yorks., cm (1780). Declared banktupt, Gents Mag., April 1780.

Fleuritt (or Flewitt), Benjamin, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1803). Son of William Flewitt, labourer of Basford; app. to Samuel Dodd in 1803. [Nottingham app. list]

Flewker, Rob., Old Malton Gate, Yorks., cm (1828–40). [D]

Flex(t)on, John, Orchard St, Portman Sq., London, cm and u (1823–39). Recorded at no. 22, 1823–28; no. 20, 1835–39; and as John and Henry, 1827–28. [D]

Flexon, W., 22 Orchard St, Portman Sq., London, cm (1825). [D]

Flight, B., Exeter-change, Strand, London, organ builder and mahogany case maker (1801). [D]

Flight, Benjamin & William, Exeter-change, Strand, London, organ builders and mahogany case makers (1781–87). [D]

Flight & Kelly, Exeter-change, Strand, London, organ builders and mahogany case makers (1788–96). Trading as Flight, Son & Kelly, 1791–94. [D]

Flinn, Henry, Stacey St, Seven Dials, London, carver and gilder (1835–37). Recorded at no. 3 in 1835, and no. 2 in 1837. [D]

Flinn, Robert, 4 Stacey St, Compton St, London, carver and gilder (1808–20). [D]

Flint, Abraham, Cross St, Cheadle, Staffs., cm (1822). [D]

Flint, Abraham, Birmingham, cabinet case and clock case maker (1828–35). Recorded at Gt Brook St, 1828–30, and 30 Hampton St in 1835. [D]

Flint, Alexander, St Martin's Lane, London, cm and u (1822– 39). Trading at no. 67, 1827–39. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 21 October 1822 for £700 on ‘workmens chest of tools included in Mr. Russell's workshops’; and on 31 March 1823 for £600, £300 on stock and utensils, and £300 on a steam engine in workshops. On that date he also insured stock, utensils and goods in trust in house and workshops in tenure of Russell, cm, in St Martin's Lane, for £200. On 19 November 1823 Flint insured stock and utensils in his house for £300. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 490, refs 997221–22; vol. 494, refs 1003290, 1014754; vol. 496, ref. 1010626]

Flint, Charles, St Martin at Palace, Norwich, chairmaker (1768). [Poll bk]

Flint, Charles, Spilsby, Lincs., joiner and cm (1822–35). [D]

Flint, Edmund, West Bromwich, Staffs., joiner and cm (1834). [D]

Flint, Henry, Greek St, Soho, London, cm, u and undertaker (1792–1835). Trading at no. 17 in 1793; no. 13, 1798–1813; no. 14, 1807–15; and no. 15, 1819–35. Recorded as Flint & Thomas at no. 13, 1796–1803. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 2 August 1792 and 6 January 1807 for £600, of which £450 accounted for utensils and stock. Named with Thomas in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 389, ref. 603531; vol. 437, ref. 798546]

Flint, T., 20 Charlotte St, Bloomsbury, London, cm and u (1813). [D]

Flint, Thomas, 107 Gt Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, cm (1820). [D]

Flint, William, Yorkersgate, Malton, Yorks., cm (1834–40). [D]

Flint & Co., Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Flint & McLellan, 114 Gt Russell St, Bedford Sq., London, u and undertakers (1803–08). Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D] Possibly Thomas Flint.

Flintham, Robert, Heydon St, Westminster, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Flintoff, William, 19 Bartholomew Close, London, bedstead maker and carver (1775–84). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for £600 of which utensils and stock accounted for £200; and in 1779 for £100. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 278, p. 89; vol. 242, p. 78]

Flintoff, William, 67 West Smithfield, London, cm, u and feather bed maker (1790–1808). Took out a Sun Insurance policy for £1,400 on 26 July 1803, in which year he was named in Sheraton's list of master cabiner makers. Trade card or bill head recorded. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 427, ref. 750660; Heal]

Flintof(f)t, James, 115 Wardour St, Soho, London, u and cm (1808–37). Trading as Flintoft & McDonald, plate-case makers and u, in 1837. Flintoff & McDonald, u, are named in the accounts of Charles William Vane, Marquess of Londonderry, regarding the furnishing of Wynyard Park, Co. Durham, c. 1829–41. [D; Durham RO, D/LO/E 484, vol. 1]

Flintoft, John, 115 Wardour St, Soho, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Float, Thomas, 14 Long Lane, West Smithfield, London, gilder, turner and frame maker (1747–84). Named in newspapers in 1747. Employed one non-freeman for eight months in 1768. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for £200 of which £100 accounted for utensils and stock. Trade card or bill head recorded. [D; GL, City Licence bks, vol. 6; GL, Sun MS vol. 293, p. 296; Heal]

Flock, Richard, 19 Shepherd's Ct, Mayfair, London, u (1829). [D]

Flockton, John, Huddersfield, Yorks., cm and u (1814–37). Addresses given at North Bar in 1814; North gate, 1818–29; Market Pl., 1828–30; and Battye's Yd, Market Pl., 1837. Trading as John & Son in Market Pl. and Cross Church St, 1830–37. [D]

Flodberg, —, Little St Martin's Lane, London, cm (c. 1776). Named in the list of furniture makers compiled by the Duchess of Northumberland, c. 1776. [Gilbert, Chippendale, p. 154]

Flood, James, Honiton, Devon, cm (1823–24). [D]

Flood, James, 8 Charles St, Middlx Hospital, London, u, cm and chairmaker (1824–39). Recorded in the Signature Book of Herries, Farquhar & Co., private bankers of 16 St James's St, London, in 1824. [D; Lloyds Bank archives, bk 2055]

Flood, John snr, Norwich, cm and chairmaker (1800–24). App. to George Darking, and admitted freeman on 24 February 1800. His son, John Flood jnr, cm, admitted freeman on 13 November 1824. [Poll bks; Norwich freemen reg.]

Flood, John jnr, Norwich, cm and u (1824–39). Recorded at Charing Cross in 1839. Son of John Flood snr, cm and chairmaker; admitted freeman on 13 November 1824. [D; poll bk; Norwich freemen reg.]

Flood, Patrick, 124 Gt Ancoats St, Manchester, cm (1817–19). [D]

Flook, John, Wimborne, Dorset, chairmaker and turner (1823). [D]

Flower, James, London, upholder (1778–1802). Trading at 64 Minories in 1786, and Crow Nest Wharf, Wapping in 1802. Son of Stephen Flower, cheesemonger of the Minories; app. to John Phillips and Thomas Savill on 2 December 1778. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 4 January 1786. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Flower, John, Bath, Som., cm (1774). [Bristol poll bk]

Flower, Matthew, Northallerton, Yorks., cm (1840). [D]

Flower, Samuel, Newmarket St, Birmingham, framemaker (1818). [D]

Flower, Thomas, 17 Hayser St, New Kent Rd, London, bedstead maker (1839). [D]

Flowers, Henry, London, carver, gilder and looking-glass manufacturer (1820–39). Addresses given at Alfred Pl., Newington in 1820; 5 Mount Row, Kent Rd, 1826; 1 Durham Pl., Lambeth Rd, 1835; and 24 Gt Dover St, 1839. [D]

Floyd, Thomas, Chester, chairmaker (b. 1796–d. 1831). Death on 22 February 1831, aged 35, reported in Chester Courant and Anglo-Welsh Gazette, 1 March 1831.

Fluke (or Fluck), Abraham, Worcester, upholder and cm (1785–99). Trading at 11 High St, 1797–98. App. to Thomas Howton, upholder, and admitted freeman on 17 January 1785. Former app., Moses Rayer, admitted freeman in 1798; and John Davis, as app. of Abraham and Isaac Fluke, in 1799. [D; Worcester freemen rolls]

Fluke, Isaac, Manchester, cm (1795). Declared bankrupt, Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 9 March 1795.

Fluke, Isaac, Worcester, cm and u (1799). Former app. of Abraham and Isaac Fluke, John Davis, admitted freeman on 17 June 1799. [Worcester freemen rolls]

Fluriot, M., 23 Cannon St, London, cm (1808). [D]

Fly, William, at the ‘Sign of the Three Chairs’, Cannon St, London, u (1719). A bill in the Lincoln RO lists work done and items supplied between 5 August and 21 November 1719, totalling £4 12s 6d. He was paid for putting up and moving beds and hangings, making headcloths and testers, covering window cornices; and supplying ‘a Bedsted with Wheels’, ‘a single raised Tester Cutt Headbord’, and a ‘Sett of Cornishes & Base Mouldings’. Receipt dated 5 December 1719. [Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 12/D/19]

Flynn, Michael, Wardour St, London, u (1809–13). Named in the Bad Debts book of Herries, Farquhar & Co., private bankers of 16 St James's St, London, being paid £35 by John Dunn, carver and gilder, 27 Gt Pulteney St on 7 October 1809; and standing in debt of one penny in 1813. [Lloyds Bank archives, bk 2036]

Foard, E., 63 High St, Brighton, Sussex, cm (1822–24). [D]

Focan, —, address unrecorded. Top of a marquetry commode in the Royal Collection attributed to Pierre Langlois. c. 1765, is inscribed ‘FOCAN’, presumably a specialist inlayer. [Conn., vol. 179, 1972, p. 187]

Fodden, William, Dennison St, Liverpool, cm (1787). [D]

Foden, Henry, High St, Leicester, carver and gilder (1815). [D]

Fogarty, Edward, 13 Hart St, Bloomsbury, London, u and designer (1814–15). [D]

Fogden, John, Shrewsbury, Salop, cm (1796). [Shrewsbury burgess roll]

Fogg, Edward, 6 Comburg Pl., Old Kent Rd, London, cm, u and furniture broker (1839). [D]

Fogg, J., London, chinaman to His Majesty (1824–28). Trading at 150 Regent St, 1826–28. Submitted a bill to Lord Gwydir for work done between 2 March 1824 and 15 April 1826, totalling £177 15s 8d. In March 1824 he provided a large mahogany stand, repaired and cleaned furniture including a ‘french cabinet inlaid and Stand’ for £10 5s; a ‘French Table Inlaid with Porcelaine’, and a ‘Marq.e Cabinet Inlaid with 2 pieces of China’. On 17 February 1824 Fogg supplied a large commode and two covers; and on 16 March 1825, a ‘Pair of Sq.r Walnut Tree Pedest.s Richly Ornamented with Gilt Mountings’, costing £20. Fogg was also paid for china, glass, marble, and for cleaning ‘Stuff Birds’. [Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 6/202/33]

Fogg, John, Liverpool, u (b. 1809–30). Recorded at 136 Coopers Hill in 1830. Born on 12 May 1809, son of James Fogg, cooper. App. to William Bickerstaff in 1823, and admitted freeman on 15 November 1830. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk, freemen reg. and committee bk]

Fogg, Samuel, 20 Bixteth St, Liverpool, cm (1787–90). [D]

Foggin(s) (or Foggen), John, Gateshead, Co. Durham, joiner and cm (1787–1801). Recorded in partnership with William Foggin at the ‘Red Lion’, High Church-chair in 1787, and Below Tollbooth, 1790. John alone is recorded at Churchstairs in 1795, and Oakwellgate in 1801. [D]

Foggitt, Ann, 7 Museum St, Bloomsbury Sq., London, cm etc. (1820). [D]

Foggo, William, Fighting Cocks’ Yd, Denton-chare, Newcastle, joiner and cm (1833–34). [D]

Fokard, William, near Butter Mkt, Ipswich, Suffolk, joiner and cm (1747). Advertised in Ipswich Journal, 29 August 1747, that he ‘is removed from the house next door to Mr. Moore's, Clock-Maker, into the late Dwelling house of Mr. Hicks, near the Butter-Market in Ipswich. Makes and Sells all sorts of cabinet goods, viz. desks, desk and book-cases, chests of drawers, with all sorts of tables, tea-boards, tea-chests, dumb-waiters, chairs carv'd and plain. He buys walnut-tree in Trees or Planks. The aforesaid House is to be let at Michaelmas next, and a small Tenement in St. Matthew's Parish.’

Fold, James, 3 Carpenter's Row, Hurst St, Liverpool, carver (1804). [D]

Fold, John, 3 Carpenter's Row, Hurst St, Liverpool, carver (1800–03). [D] See John Folds.

Folds, James jnr, Liverpool, carver, now hairdresser (1790). Admitted freeman on 20 June 1790. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Folds (or Fowles), John, Liverpool, carver (1759–96). Addresses given in Argyle St, 1766; 1 Henry St, 1769; 13 Cleveland Sq. with shop and warehouse at 5 Park Lane in 1777; as ship carver at Cornhill and Cleveland Sq. in 1787; at 3 Carpenter's Row, with shop and warehouse in Cornhill in 1790; also 34 South Dock in 1790; and 19 Mason St in 1796. John Folds & Nephew, carvers, are recorded at 21 Mason St, 1805–10. In 1759 petitioned freedom on servitude to William Mercer; admitted freeman on 16 August. Took apps named Anderton in 1761; and William Folds in 1788, admitted freeman in 1796. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk; S of G, app. index] Possibly two tradesmen of the same name are concerned here.

Folds, John jnr, Elton Ct, Norfolk St, Liverpool, carver, hairdresser by 1820 (1790–1820). Admitted freeman on 20 June 1790. Took app. named John Sumner in 1798, who petitioned freedom in 1806. His sons, Phillip Hind Folds, painter, born 25 August 1791, and Henry Folds, shipwright, born 13 December 1794, petitioned freedom on birthright in 1816. [Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk] Either of the two John Folds above may be those now listed:

Folds, John, Park Lane, Liverpool, carver (1790–1807). Recorded at no. 48 in 1790 and 1807; no. 50 with shop at 18 Mason St, Wapping, 1800–04; and 56 Park Lane in 1805. [D]

Folds, John, Shaw's Alley, Liverpool, carver (1796–1805). Recorded at 3 Grayson St in 1796; no. 8 in 1803; and 21 Shaw's Alley in 1805. [D]

Folds, John, Liverpool, carver (1816–21). Trading at 22 Hurst St in 1810; no. 24 in 1816; and 8 Norfolk St in 1821. [D]

Folds, William, Liverpool, carver (1788–1811). Addresses given at 20 Frederick St in 1796; 22 Hurst St, Mersey St, 1800–04; and 30 Hurst St with shop at no. 227, 1805–11. App. to John Folds in 1788; admitted freeman on 27 May 1796. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Foley, William, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Tunbridge-ware manufacturer (1792–1809). In 1792 he subscribed £5 5s towards the new paving of the Walks. Named in the poor rate bks of Speldhurst parish in 1809. [Kent RO, P344/11/1]

Foley, William, Liverpool, cm (1821). App. to John O'Neill in 1821. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Folgham, John, London, cm, case and knife-case maker, dealer in silver and plated goods (c. 1750–1803). Trade card, c. 1760, gives address opposite the ‘Castle Inn’, Wood St; trade card and directories, c. 1750–77 and 118 Fetter Lane; and 81 Fleet St, 1778–1803. Trading in partnership with his son, Timothy, 1790–1803; and John Folgham jnr is also recorded in 1787. Trade card, c. 1760, shows knife and dressing cases, and lists stock which includes knife-cases and writing desks ‘Mounted in silver or Plain’. Folgham & Son of 81 Fleet St are known to have advertised their stock of ‘Cabinet-ware, Upholstery, Cutlery, Plated Goods, Japanned Goods, Clay's Papier Machee and Umbrellas’. [Landauer Coll., MMA, NY] John alone took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1777 for £3,000, of which £2,000 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. John and Timothy took out insurance for £2,000 on 15 October 1802. [GL, Sun MS vol. 261, p. 528; vol. 423, ref. 738508] John Folgham's daughter's marriage was reported in Gents Mag., June 1787. Folgham & Son are named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. Several of John Folgham's bills survive. One is for items supplied to Croome Court, Worcs., on 23 April 1765, costing £4 12s 6d, and comprising ‘a neat mahogany folding fire screen with 3 leaves covered in green canvas’; a ‘28 inch oval crimson striped Pontipool Tea Tray’; and a ‘13 in. round Db. waiter’. Receipt is dated 1785. [V & A archives] A bill submitted to Stourhead, Wilts., on 25 August 1781 includes ‘A portable mahogany writing desk lin'd with green cloth flap inside Compt with a pr. Ink Squares £3.3.0.’ In 1783 he provided ‘a neat Brown Jappann'd Tea Urn’, and ‘a neat Satinwood Tea Chest banded with Tulipwood.’ Between 31 March 1802 and 2 February 1803 Timothy and John Folgham, cm, u and hardwaremen, supplied further items to Stourhead, including ‘6 neat mahogany Biddets fiddle shape compl. with Earthen pans £12.12.6.’ [Wilts. RO, MS 383.4.1; 383.5.1] A bill dated 22 August 1781 to the Rev. M. Moore of Stretton Hall, Staffs., is for a silver-mounted and engraved drinking horn, costing £7 15s 9d. [V & A archives] Another, of 19 April 1787, was sent to Sir John Nelthorpe for ‘1 Pair of Oval Flatt Candlesticks’; and ‘1 Pair of Plat.d Top Ink Squares’, costing £2 6s 6d; receipted by Timothy on 19 April 1787. Nelthorpe also bought a mahogany case, cutlery and ‘1 pair of Sqr. Foot'd & Fluted Candlesticks’ on 30 April 1787, costing £5 14s 6d, receipted on 2 May by John Folgham jnr. [Lincoln RO, NEL 9/9/20, 21, 26 and 27] On 26 February 1798 John Folgham & Son supplied to Hatfield House, Herts., ‘A solid mahogany Folio Copying Machine with brass corners and patent lock’, costing £12. [Hatfield MS bills 597]

Folgham, Timothy, Fleet St, London, u, cm, cabinet and knifecase maker, dealer in silver and plated goods (1787–d. 1805). Receipted a bill for his father, John in 1787, and trading in partnership with him, 1790–1803, at 81 Fleet St. Recorded alone there, presumably wrongly, 1804–08. In 1799 he was fined for non-service at St Bride's. Took out Sun Insurance policies with his father on 15 October 1802 for £2,000 and £750. Death reported Gents Mag., May 1805. [D; GL, MS 6561, p. 124; GL, Sun MS vol. 423, ref. 738508]

Folker, Samuel Sheppard, North St, Brighton, Sussex, cm, carver and gilder to His Majesty, looking-glass manufacturer and printseller (1819–31). Addresses given at no. 137, 1819–21; Royal Colonnade, North St, 1822–28; and 143 North St in 1831. Children by Susannah Folker bapt.: William Thorp on 26 December 1821; Sara Thorp on 21 May 1823; John Ambros on 24 June 1825; William Henry on 1 September 1826; Alfred on 16 September 1828; and Alfred Hanley on 11 June 1830. Trade card, c. 1825, incorporates Royal coat of arms, and reads: ‘S.S. FOLKER, Carver, Gilder & Frame Maker To His Majesty, Royal Colonnade, North Street, Brighton. PLATE GLASS WAREHOUSE.’ Announced the opening of his premises at 137 North St in Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 1 February 1819, having arrived from Messrs. Boydell & Co., 90 Cheapside, London. Advertised in Brighton Gazette, 22 February 1821; and also 6 May 1821, when he claimed ‘A Drawing Desk has been invented by Mr. S.S. Folker, of the Royal Colonnade, by which a lady may be enabled to mount her own drawings, and which may also be used as a reading desk. It has a drawer for paints and brushes, and by means of moveable joints, the frame is adapted either for portraits or landscape painting; and it also has an ingenious contrivance for holding books, which answers the purpose of a T. square’ Folker worked at Brighton Pavilion in November 1830, repairing and gilding eight ‘Turned Ornaments’ for £2 8s; and in January 1831, repairing and gilding a glass frame for £11. [D; E. Sussex RO, PR(bapt.); Windsor Royal Archives] Possibly:

Folker, S. S., 3 Bridge St, Westminster, London, carver and gilder etc. (1835). [D]

Folker, William, Oxford, u (1784–1808). Trading at Corn Mkt in 1808. Furnished the rooms of Lord William Russell, younger brother of the 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford, at Christchurch, Oxford, where he was a student, 1784–87. In November 1784 Folker provided a tent bedstead with blue check furniture and mattress; a mahogany washhand stand; an oval glass in gilt frame; a mahogany two-flap dining table; a mahogany Pembroke table; a tea tray and tea caddy; and a bureau bedstead painted mahogany colour. The bill, including repairs to a bureau and chair, totalled £28 18s 3d. A consolidated payment of £27 2s 2d was made to Folker in April 1785 ‘for fitting up my Lord William's rooms’, but the work is not specified. Thereafter there are four bills for small items, and for maintenance, including ‘repairing servant's bed; that for servant's room’, in February 1787, for 4s. [D; poll bks; Bedford Office, London]

Follows, John, 2 Cable St, Oldham Rd, Manchester, chairmaker (1836). [D]

Follows, Thomas, Stafford, chairmaker and turner (1828–35). Recorded at St Chad's St in 1828 and Diglake, 1834–35. [D]

Fone, Samuel, Bristol, cm (1774–81). [Poll bks]

Fontaine, George Daniel, Dorking, Surrey, cm (1822). [D]

Fontaine (or Fountaine), George David, London, cm, u and undertaker (1800–26). Neo-classical trade card with figures of Hope and Britannia gives address at 13, opposite Middle Row, Holborn. Recorded at 25 Gt Russell St, Covent Gdn, 1800–12; and Dorking, Surrey in 1826. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, and named in his list of master cabinet makers, 1803. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 18 October 1805 for £1,000, of which £770 accounted for utensils and stock; and on 1 March 1809 for £800 on his house and workshop. [D; Banks Coll., BM; GL, Sun MS vol. 434, ref. 781440; vol. 448, ref. 828512]

Fontaine, Peter, St Amherst(?), cm (1713–14). Took app. on 8 February 1713/14. [PRO, app. reg.]

Fooks, Charles B., 31 St Thomas St, Weymouth, Dorset, cm and u (1830). [D]

Foord, George, Wardour St, Soho, London, carver and gilder (1829–39). Recorded at no. 53 in 1829, and no. 52, 1835–39. [D]

Foord, William, Cranbrook, Kent, cm and u (1824–39). Notice in Sussex Agricultural Express, 12 May 1838, informed cm and u that ‘THE OLD-ESTABLISHED BUSINESS, for many years carried on by Wm. FOORD of Cranbrook, in the County of Kent, TO BE DISPOSED OF, in consequence of a declining state of health. The stock is now much reduced, and the rent moderate.’ [D]

Foot, George, Bristol, carver and gilder (1784–1812). Trading in Brandon St, 1799–1812. [D; poll bk]

Foot, John, Dorchester, Dorset, cm (1793). [D]

Foot, John, Peterborough, Northants., cm (1798). [D]

Foot, T., Monmouth Pl., Bath, Som., bedstead maker (1819). [D]

Foot, William, Bristol, bed-joiner (1784). [Poll bk]

Foote, Richard, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 1791–1841). Son bapt. in 1813. Aged 50 at the time of the 1841 Census. [PR(bapt.)]

Foote, Samuel, Sheffield, Yorks., cm, u and furniture broker (1833–37). Trading at 31 Eyre St in 1833, and 18 South St in 1837. [D]

Footner, James, Lymington, Hants., cm and u (1823–30). Trading at High St in 1830. [D]

Footner, R., High St, Lymington, Hants., u and cm (1839). [D]

Forbes, Robert, Little Windmill St, London, cm (1774). [Poll bk]

Forbes, William, 51 Swallow St, London, cm (1782). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for £100, of which £20 accounted for utensils in timber workshop of Mr Allan, cm, in Grosvenor Mews. [GL, Sun MS vol. 298, p. 310]

Forbes, William, 1 Hanover St, Hanover Sq., London, cm (1783). Insured his house for £200 in 1783 with the Sun Co. [GL, Sun MS vol. 319, p. 224]

Forbes, William, 55 Tottenham Ct Rd, London, cm (1790–93). [D]

Forbes, William, 122 Gt Portland St, London, u (1811–13). [D]

Force, Charles, 193 High St, Exeter, Devon, cm (1831). Announced in The Alfred, 7 June 1831, public auction of his stock of cabinet and upholstery furniture and premises to let with possession. Stock included mahogany and painted sideboards, wardrobes, wash-stands and dressing tables; telescope dining tables; rosewood card tables and chiffoniers; hair seat, rosewood and mahogany chairs and sofas; lookingglasses, dresssing cases, writing desks, cellarets and music stools. Stock also included well-seasoned Spanish and Honduras mahogany and rosewood. On 9 August 1831 Force announced he was relinquishing the London paper hanging business. His stock was bought up by Mr H. Force.

Force, Henry, Exeter, Devon, cm and u (1823–40). Addresses given at Gandy St, 1823–25; 209 High St, 1825–30; and North St, 1839–40. Children bapt.: Edwin at St Paul's on 9 December 1823; Mary Louisa on 12 April 1826; and Edmund Warwick on 4 September 1828, both at All Hallows, Goldsmith St. Announced in Exeter Flying Post, 24 November 1825 that he was purchasing the business of William Sandford at 209 High St, and required several good workmen. In the same paper on 22 October 1829 a Mrs Gregory, teacher of handwriting, advertised lessons at her appartments at 209 High St. Force was declared bankrupt, same paper, 14 October 1830. [D; PR(bapt.)]

Ford, —, address unrecorded. Set of four George III mahogany chairs including a pair of armchairs recorded, with rectangular panelled top rails, curved X-frame cross panels with reeded down-curved arms and baluster supports, and stuffed seats raised on turned legs: some are stamped ‘FORD’. [Sotheby's, 7 May 1971, lot 169] One item in a set of five single and an armchair, c. 1820–30, with X-framed backs, reeded uprights and turned front legs, at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham is stamped under the seat rail ‘FORD’.

Ford, —, Derby, turner and chairmaker (1793). [D]

Ford, Benjamin, London, chairmaker (1728). Named in the S.P.C.K. Subscription Ledger and Cash Book on 30 July 1728 receiving £16 9s. [FT9/2]

Ford, George & William, 12 St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm and u (1777–96). [D] See James Ford at this address.

Ford, George, 25 King St, Covent Gdn, London, cm and u (1822–23). [D]

Ford, George, 160 Piccadilly, London, u (1835). [D]

Ford, George, 126 Piccadilly, London, cm (1837). [D]

Ford, Henry, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 1821–41). Daughter bapt. in 1840. Aged 20 at the time of the 1841 Census. [PR(bapt.)]

Ford, Humphrey, Leicester or Derby, cm (1766–73). App. to Thomas Tippler, cm of Derby; and admitted freeman of Leicester in 1773. [Derby app. reg.; Leicester freemen rolls]

Ford, James, Bull Ring, Birmingham, u (1767). [D]

Ford, James, 12 St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm and u (1775–95). Recorded, probably wrongly, at no. 21 in 1783. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 30 June 1790 for £1,700 on his house and goods. Declared bankrupt, Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 27 April 1795. [D; GL, Sun MS ref. 570945, p. 187] See George & William Ford.

Ford, James, Hull, Yorks., cm, u and undertaker (1814–39). Addresses given at 4 Clarkson's Entry and 50 Blanket Row in 1814; 7 Land of Green Ginger, 1817–22; 4 New Dock St, 1823; 31 Bond St, 1826–31; 41 Spaldine Pl., 1831; and 17 Blackfriargate, 1834–39. [D]

Ford, James, Honiton, Devon, cm (1823–24). [D]

Ford, James, High St, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumb., cm (1827–34). [D]

Ford, John, Liverpool, joiner and cm (1790–1811). Trading at 19 Princes St in 1790; 11 Leece St, 1805–07; and 21 Ranelegh St, 1810–11. [D]

Ford, John, Lancaster, carver and gilder (1794–1825). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Ford, John, Temple St, Bristol, cm and furniture broker (1813– 38). Recorded at no. 14 in 1813; no. 84, 1814–15; no. 86, 1816–19; and no. 95, 1821–38. [D]

Ford, John, Reading, Berks., cm and u (1820–40). Trading at Market Pl., 1820–26; and Sydney Terr., 1837. J. Ford is recorded at 40 Market Pl., 1830–40. [D; poll bks]

Ford, John, Wellington Pl., Clifton, Bristol, cm (1821–25). Recorded at no. 3, 1821–23; and no. 2, 1824–25. [D]

Ford (or Foord), John, Richmond Spring, Clifton, Bristol, carpenter, cm and undertaker (1839–40). [D]

Ford, John, Hallgate, Cottingham, Yorks., cm (1834). [D]

Ford, John, Boal St, King's Lynn, Norfolk, cm (1836). [D]

Ford, Joseph, St John's Bridge, Coventry, Warks., cm, u and paper hanger (1818–22). [D]

Ford, Mary, Godalming, Surrey, cm and u (1826–32). [D] See William Ford.

Ford, Richard, 32 Gt Carter Lane, London, cm, u, undertaker and bedstead maker (1839). [D]

Ford, Richard, Downley, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 1811–41). Aged 30 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Ford, Samuel, London and Reading, Berks., u (1768–1836). Recorded at 77 New Bond St in 1780; and Reading, 1794– 1836; as Samuel jnr at Market Pl., Reading, 1820–26; and as S. & Sons, cm, at no. 40, 1823–36. Samuel Ford snr was son of Samuel Ford of Reading; app. to James Grange on 11 April 1768, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 2 August 1780. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 8 May 1801 for £490 on a house in tenure of Mr Earles, broker. [D; poll bks; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 40, ref. 717976] Apparently three generations of tradesmen are concerned here.

Ford, Samuel, High Wycombe, Bucks., carpenter and chairmaker (1822–26). Son bapt. in 1822; and daughters in 1824 and 1826. [PR(bapt.)]

Ford, T., 13 Half Moon Cresc., White Conduit Fields, London, cm (1835). [D]

Ford, Thomas, Barnstaple, Devon, cm (1793). [D]

Ford, Thomas, King St, Derby, basket and chairmaker, turner (1818–35). Recorded at no. 3, 1823–29 and no. 4 in 1835. [D]

Ford, W., Bristol, carver and gilder (c. 1750s). Took app. named Thomas Law. [GL, P83/MRY1/867/123]

Ford, William, Scarborough, Yorks., cm (1773–84). App. to Mark Robinson, cm, and admitted freeman of York in 1773. Polled at York in 1774 and 1784. [York freemen rolls]

Ford, William, 23 Half Moon St, Bishopsgate, London, bedstead maker (1813). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 14 June 1813 for £100 of which £80 accounted for his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 461, ref. 883291]

Ford, William, 28 Primrose St, Bishopsgate, London, bedstead maker (1820). [D]

Ford, William, Godalming, Surrey, cm (1822). [D] See Mary Ford.

Ford, William, 1 Chapel Row, Bath, Som., cm (1826). [D]

Ford, William, Navigation Rd, Burslem, Staffs., joiner, builder and cm (1834). [D]

Ford, William, 1 Chapel St, Derby, cm and u (1835). [D]

Forde, John, Carpenter's Row, Liverpool, carver (1787). [D]

Fordham, James, Carpenters’ Hall, London Wall, near Moorgate, London, cm and u (1727–45). Trade card states that he ‘Makes all sorts of Cabinet & Upholstry Worke in the best manner new finished.’ [Johnson Coll., Bodleian Lib., Oxford] Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 8 December 1727 for £1,000 on household goods and stock in trade. Co-partnership between James Fordham snr and jnr ended by deed signed at Carpenters’ Hall in 1744. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 24, ref. 43353; Furn. Hist., 1974; Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 21]

Fordham, Thomas, Essex, cm (1786). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 12 August 1786 for £200, of which utensils and stock accounted for £100. [GL, Sun MS vol. 338, p. 616]

Fordham, Thomas jnr, Braintree, Essex, u (1783–d. 1813). Named in the freeholders’ bk, 1783. Probate will dated 1813. [Essex RO, Q/RJI/11 (Hinekford Hundred); Wills at Chelmsford]

Fordred, Jacob, address unrecorded, upholder (1706–29). Son of William Fordred of Canterbury, Kent. App. to Richard Fettiplace on 4 December 1706, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 7 May 1729. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fore, Samuel, Bristol, cm (1774–81). [Poll bks]

Foreman, Francis, Orchard St, Newcastle, cm (1811). [D]

Foreman, Henry, Coronation St, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, cm (1827–29). [D]

Foreman, James, address unrecorded, joiner (1699). A bill dated 1699 lists ‘3 cases of Drawers, a chest of Drawers & new doors for Mr. Grosvenor's Closet’, costing £1 18s. [Chatsworth papers, account bk 4, p. 21]

Foreman, Peter, Newcastle, cm and joiner (1794–1838). Trading in partnership with John Chorley before 1794; alone at Court 48, Groat Mkt, Fenkle St in 1827; at Morrisons Entry, Groat Mkt, 1828–29; and as Peter & Sons at 4 Fenkle St, 1833–38. Notice in Newcastle Courant, 7 June 1794, that the co-partnership between Peter Foreman and John Chorley had been amicably dissolved. [D]

Foreman, William, Court 4, Fenkle St, Newcastle, cm (1827). [D]

Fores, John, 19 Cannon St Rd, St George's East, London, cm and u (1820–23). [D]

Fores, John, King's Terr., Commercial Rd, London, cm, u and auctioneer (1826–39). [D]

Fores, Thomas, 18 Broker's Row, Southwark, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Foresitt, John, Maiden Lane, London, carver and gilder (1784). [D] Probably John Forfeit

Forester, John Bruce, Groat Mkt, Newcastle, cm (1834–38). Listed at no. 48 in 1838. [D]

Forester, William, 6 Narrowgate, Alnwick, Northumb., cm and joiner (1834). [D] See William Forster.

Forfar (or Forfur), John, London, upholder (1759–1802). Addresses given at 41 Houndsditch in 1772; Leadenhall St in 1778; Little St Mary Axe in 1781; Fenchurch St in 1786; Garlick Hill in 1794; and Islington in 1802. Son of John Forfar, mariner of St George in-the-East. App. to William Guidott on 6 September 1759, and Thomas Brown, merchant tailor, on 5 August 1762. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 6 November 1766. Took app. named Andrew Pratt, 1768–72. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Forfeitt, John, Maiden Lane, London, carver and gilder (1774). [Poll bk] Probably John Foresitt.

Forman, A., 48 Marshall St, Golden Sq., London, cm (1825). [D]

Forman, A., 3 King's Terr., Commercial Rd, London, chairmaker (1826–27). [D]

Forman, Archibald, 27 Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Formstone, John, Chester, cm (1784). App. to John Cooke of Chester, cm; admitted freeman on 3 April 1784. [Chester freemen rolls and poll bk]

Forrest, James, Manchester, cm (1819–25). Trading at 28 Shude Hill in 1819, and 26 Bury St, Salford in 1825. [D]

Forrest, Jeremiah, Wetherby, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1837). [D]

Forrest, Robert, London, u (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Forrest, Thomas, 4 Old St, London, cm (1808). [D]

Forrest, William, Lancaster, cm (1751–73). App. to R. Gillow in 1751 and admitted freeman, 1764–65. Recorded in partnership with William Blackburn and Redman Bateman in 1765 when they took R. Russell as app. on 25 February. In partnership with Bateman only in 1769 when they took J. Hodgson as app. on 6 November and Thomas Cowper on 12 October 1773. [Lancaster app. reg. and freeman rolls; poll bk]

Forrest, William, 3 Bolton Ct, Preston, Lancs., cm (1825). [D]

Forrester, John, 10 Scarlatt St, Mansfield St, Liverpool, cm (1839). [D]

Forrester, Samuel, St Dunstan's Ct, Fleet St, London, cm (1775–91). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for £200, of which £115 accounted for utensils, stock and goods at no. 88 St Dunstan's Ct; and in 1791 for £400, £140 on utensils and stock at no. 8. [GL, Sun MS vol. 244, p. 200; vol. 375, p. 163]

Forse, C., Little Warner St, Clerkenwell, London, chair and cm (1825). [D]

Forse, George, 20 Stone Cutter St, Fleet Mkt, London, carver (1820). [D]

Forse, George, 18 Tash St, Gray's Inn Rd, London, carver in wood and cm (1839). [D]

Forsey, John, 8 Norman St, Old St, London, carver and gilder (1820). [D]

Forshaw, Nathaniel, Moor St, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm and chairmaker (1825–34). [D]

Forster, Arthur, Newcastle, u (1726). Admitted freeman on servitude on 13 October 1726. [Newcastle freemen rolls]

Forster, Barnabas, Gilesgate, Durham, cm and joiner (1828–29). [D]

Forster, George & Thomas, Eyre Lane, Sheffield, Yorks., cm and u (1833). [D]

Forster, George, 16 Clipstone St, London, fancy cm and u (1839). [D]

Forster, James, 9 Gt Portland St, London, cm and u (1826–39). [D]

Forster, John, Carlisle, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1811–34). Trading at Lowthian's Lane, English St in 1811 and Grey Goat Lane, 1834. [D]

Forster, John, Frodsham, Cheshire, cm and joiner (1822–34). [D]

Forster, John, Head of Elvet Bridge, Durham, u (1827). [D]

Forster, John, Swalwell, Co. Durham, joiner, carpenter and/or cm (1832). [D]

Forster, John, Brunswick Terr., Gateshead, Co. Durham, cm and joiner (1838). [D]

Forster, John, 189 Whitechapel Rd, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Forster, Robert, 36 Adam St, London, cm (1826). Polled at Maldon, Essex, in 1826.

Forster, Thomas, York, chairmaker (1729). On 2 October 1729 supplied for the Mansion House sixteen chairs at 11s each, and two arm chairs, 16s each, costing a total of £10 16s. [York City archives]

Forster, W., Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, builder, cm, u and undertaker. 19th-century trade card in Landauer Coll., MMA, NY.

Forster, William, address unrecorded, upholder (1700). Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by order of the Court of Aldermen on 23 April 1700. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Forster, William, Alnwick, Northumb., cm (1834). [D] See William Forester.

Forster, William, 81 Gt Titchfield St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Forsyth, James, 83 North St, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder (1837). [D]

Forsyth, Margaret, 9 Elliot St, Liverpool, carver and gilder (1829). [D]

Forsyth, Samuel, Liverpool, carver and gilder (1813–35). Addresses given at 8 Shaw's Brow in 1813; 14 Pellew St with shop at 38 Lord St in 1816; at 59–60 Church St in 1821, when he also had a fruit warehouse; at 21 Limekiln Lane, with shop at 32 Lord St in 1823; 24 Limekiln Lane in 1824; 3 Elliot St in 1827; 34 Limekiln Lane in 1829; and 35 Ford St in 1835. [D] Two tradesmen of the same name must be concerned here, one of them being:

Forsyth, Samuel, Elliot St Liverpool, carver and gilder (b. 1774–d. 1828). Death aged 54 reported in Liverpool Mercury, 15 August 1828.

Forsyth, William, 10 Stanley St, Liverpool, cm (1834–37). [D]

Fort (or Forst), Alexander, London, joiner (c. 1645–1706). App. to Henry Phillips, 1659. Master Joiner in the Office of Works, 1678, but not able to take it up until 1688. Employed at Whitehall, St James's, Westminster, Hampton Court and with Henry Lobb at Kensington Palace in the reign of William III. In April 1689 he supplied ‘Wainscott in her Maties new Bedchamber, drawing Room, Closett & passages’, costing £67 4s, and ‘377 foot of Italian Moulding round the doors 5” deep’, for Hampton Court. In the same year he also supplied there ‘a carved walnuttree table to sett flowers on’, costing £2 10s. In 1691, as master joiner, he was paid for making a frame for a marble table, for Kensington Palace. [Royal tradesmen's accounts, Lord Chamberlain's Office; PRO, Works, 5/55; DEF; Conn., vol. 127, 1931, p. 87; Beard, Craftsmen and Interior Decoration, p. 259]

Forth, George, Ripon, Yorks., joiner and cm (1828–37). Trading at Beverley Bank, 1828–30; Kirkgate in 1834; and Beddern Bank in 1837. [D]

Forth, George jnr, St Agnesgate, Ripon, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1837). [D]

Forth, Thomas, Market Pl., Bridlington, Yorks., cm (1830–40). [D]

Forth, William, Louth, Lincs., cm (1784). Insured his house for £200 in 1784 with the Sun Co. [GL, Sun MS vol. 324, p. 389]

Forton, Thomas, Lancaster, cm (1752–68). Admitted freeman, 1752–53. [Lancaster freemen rolls and poll bk]

Fortune, Timothy, at ‘The Plough & Harrow’, Witch St, behind St Clement's Church, Strand, London, upholder (1720–24). Insured goods and merchandise on 17 February 1720 with the Sun Co. Named in newspapers, 1721–24. [GL, Sun MS vol. 10; Heal]

Fosbrook(e), John, Townhall (or Townhill) Lane, Leicester, u and cm (1815). [D]

Fossett, —, 5–6 Leadenhall St, London, u (1803). Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803.

Foster, —, Boston, Lincs. Impressed mark noted on longcase for clock by Bottomley, Boston, c. 1800–10.

Foster, Benjamin, Liverpool, cm (b. 1790–1818). Petitioned freedom on birthright as son of James Foster, cm, paying 3s 4d in 1818; admitted freeman on 15 June. [Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Foster, Edmund, Hull, Yorks., carver and gilder (c. 1762–1805). Rococo trade card, dating before 1784, gives address at the Golden Boy in the High Street’. Recorded in Lowgate from 1784–99; and North Church Side, 1803–05. He had branched out into bookselling by 1793. Trade card in the Castle Museum, York states that he ‘Executes in the ancient and modern Taste Chimney pieces, Coats of Arms, Compartments, Monuments, Tombs & Head Stones, Frames for Looking Glasses, Pictures & Marble Slabs, Gerandoles, Chandeliers, Consoles, Ornaments of Architecture & every other Ornament pertaining to ye Businesss in Marble, Stone & Wood. OIL & BURNISH'D GILDING. N.B. He proposes to keep (as at present) a Shop furnish'd with an elegant Assortment of Glasses in Gold, in White Frames, Gerandoles &c. ready for Sale.’ Foster was one of the leading carvers active in the East Riding during the second half of the 18th century. He supplied furniture to Burton Constable Hall, carved the splendid ornament in the Court Room of Beverley Guildhall, c. 1762–64, and executed, with other craftsmen, the organ-case in Beverley Minster designed by Thomas Lightoler in 1765. [D; Beverley poll bk; I. & E. Hall, Historic Beverley, pp. 25, and 49, figs 154–56] See James & Edward Foster.

Foster, Edmund, 75 Union St, Lambeth Walk, London, chair and sofa maker (1839). [D]

Foster, Edward, Hull, Yorks., carver and gilder (1784–1806). Trading in Lowgate in 1784, and North Church Side, 1803– 06. [D]

Foster, Edward, Huddersfield, Yorks., carver and gilder (1830– 32). Trading at New St in 1830. Declared bankrupt, Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales, 13 November 1832. [D]

Foster, Edward, Market Pl., Derby, carver and gilder (1835). [D]

Foster, Francis, Gerrard St, Soho, London, u (1770). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., February 1770.

Foster, George, 16 Manor St, Little Bolton, Lancs., cm and joiner (1824). [D]

Foster, George, Union St and Church Way, North Shields, Northumb., furniture broker and cm (1827–34). Recorded also at 39 Tyne St in 1834. [D]

Foster, Henry, Bristol, cm (1813–21). Addresses given at Clark St, Milk St, with warehouse at Broad Weir in 1813; Hotwells, 1814–15; Cumberland Buildings, Bathurst's Basin, Hotwells, 1816–17; and 13 Cumberland Buildings, 1819–21. [D]

Foster, James & Edward, Hull, Yorks., cm (1774). Supplied sidetables to Burton Constable Hall in 1774. [C. Life, vol. CLIX, no. 4118, pp. 1476–80] See Edmund and Edward Foster.

Foster, James, Liverpool, cm (1790–1835). Addresses given at 23 Cumberland St, 1800–03; no. 43 in 1804; 39 in 1805; 29, 1807–10; 30 in 1811 and 1814; 28 in 1813 and 1818; shop at 1 Cheapside Alley in 1821; 35 Cumberland St, 1823–27; and no. 37, 1834–35. Son of John Foster, labourer; petitioned freedom on servitude to Robert Fairhurst of Liverpool, paying 6s 8d in 1790; admitted freeman on 21 June 1790. Took app. named Samuel Foster in 1807, who petitioned freedom in 1816. Father of Benjamin Foster, cm, born 28 August 1790, petitioned freedom in 1818. [D; Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Foster, James, 12 Gt Suffolk St, Southwark, London, broker and cm (1820). [D]

Foster, John, Chandler St, London(?), upholder and dealer in liquors (1778). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1778 for £300 of which £40 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 268, p. 436]

Foster, John, Lancaster, Named in the Gillow records, 1784–87, in 1785 working on a wardrobe. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 334/93, p. 187]

Foster, John, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1814). Took app. named John Leighton in 1814. [Nottingham app. list]

Foster, John, Lancaster, u (1815–16). Admitted freeman, 1815–16, when stated ‘of Thurnham’. [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Foster, John, Preston, Lancs., u (1822–25). Trading at 111 Fishergate in 1825. Named in the Preston Guild records in 1822 as son of John Towns Sergeant, deceased. [D]

Foster, John, Exeter, Devon, chairmaker and cm (1822–40). Addresses given at West Quarter, 1823–24 and 1830–37; Goldsmith St in 1829; Paul St, 1832–35; and Spicer's Ct, Fore St Hill, 1838–40. Marriage to Miss Salter of Exeter reported in The Alfred, 7 May 1822. Son William bapt. at All Hallows, Goldsmith St, on 17 May 1829. Children bapt. at St Paul's: Thomas on 26 February 1832; Thomas on 6 January and Charles on 25 January 1835. [D; PR(bapt.)] Possibly two tradesmen of the same name are concerned here.

Foster (or Forster), John Bruce, 48 Groat Mkt, Newcastle, cm (1824–34). Recorded at Morrison's Entry, 1828–29. [D]

Foster, John, Lairgate, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1831). [D]

Foster, John, Brighton, Sussex, cm (1831–34). Recorded at Western Rd in 1831; no. 83 in 1832; Norfolk Sq., 1832; and Grenville Pl. in 1834. Son Thomas by wife Catherine bapt. on 4 August 1831; and daughter Catherine on 16 March 1834. [D; E. Sussex RO, PR(bapt.)]

Foster, John, Wednesfield, Staffs., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Foster, John, Willenhall, Staffs., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Foster, John, 2 Andrew's Ct, Collier St, Hull, Yorks., cm (1838–39). [D]

Foster, Joseph, Liverpool, cm (1790–94). Addresses given at 16 Love Lane and 32 Atherton St in 1790, and 31 Atherton St, 1794. [D]

Foster, Nicholas William, Portsmouth and Southampton, Hants., cm (b. 1795–26). Born in Portsea; recorded in Portsmouth, 1819–21; and Southampton in 1826. Sons, also cm, bapt. at Portsmouth: William Henry on 5 August 1819, and Samuel on 21 December 1821. [PR(bapt.)]

Foster, Richard, Kidgate, Louth, Lincs., joiner and cm (1826– 31). [D]

Foster, Robert, Westgate, Louth, Lincs., cm/joiner (1819–22). Trading as Robert Foster & Son, 1826–31. [D] See William Foster of Westgate, Louth.

Foster, Robert, 18 Witham, Hull, Yorks., furniture and house painter and paper hanger (1838–40). [D]

Foster, Thomas, address unrecorded, joiner (1663). On 26 February 1663 the 1st Viscount Irwin paid Foster £5 10s ‘for one dozen & a halfe of chares’ supplied to Temple Newsam House, Leeds. [Furn. Hist., 1967]

Foster, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (1767–d. by 1817). Admitted freeman on servitude to John Walker on 5 November 1767. [Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Foster, Thomas, Pontefract, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Foster, Thomas, Market Pl., Luton, Beds., furniture broker, bedstead and chairmaker (1839). [D]

Foster, William, Gainsborough, Lincs., cm (1792–94). [D]

Foster, William, Hayes's Ct, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder (1822). [D]

Foster, William, Castle St East, Oxford St, London, u and cm (1820–28). Trading at no. 50 in 1820; no. 49 in 1823; 40 in 1825; and 50, 1827–28. [D]

Foster, William, 32 West St, Hull, Yorks., cm (1823). [D]

Foster, William, Boston, Lincs., cm (1826–35). Trading at St George's Lane in 1826, and Rosegarth St, 1835. [D]

Foster, William, 5 Winsley St, London, u (1829). [D]

Foster, William, Watergate, Carlisle, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1829). [D]

Foster, William, Westgate, Louth, Lincs., joiner, cm and builder, u (1831–41). [D] See Robert Foster & Son.

Foster, William, 28 College St, Southampton, Hants., cm (1836–39). [D]

Foster, William, Milton, Kent, cm and carpenter (1838). [D]

Foster & Co., 13 Hackin's Hey, Liverpool, joiners and cm (1807). [D]

Fothergill, Christopher, Leeds, Yorks., journeyman cm (1791). Named in the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers’ Book of Prices, 1791, among journeymen in basic sympathy with its contents.

Fothergill, Frederick & John, 42 Call Lane, Leeds, Yorks., carvers and gilders (1830). [D]

Fothergill, George, Chester, joiner and cm (1758–84). App. to Joseph Burrows, joiner and cm, and admitted freeman on 15 July 1758. Took apps named Thomas Saladine in 1760 and John Hall in 1774. Polled at Chester in 1784. [Chester app. bks and freemen rolls]

Fothergill, John H., Call Lane, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder (1834). [D]

Fothergill, Joseph, Correction house Yd, Alnwick, Northumb., cm and joiner (1834). [D]

Fotheringham, William, Rockley, near Retford, Notts., chairmaker (1840). [Retford Denman Lib., 942–52 Roc.]

Fouke, —, at ‘The Goat’, Barbican, London, u (1672). Named in newspapers in 1672. [Heal]

Foulds, Francis, Leicester, cm (1760). [Leicester freeman rolls]

Foulds, Thomas & William, Main St, Bingley, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1837). [D]

Foulger, Lockn, Walham Green, London, chairmaker (1773). Trade card shows Gothic and twig-work settees, a Windsor chair on wheels, a light carriage and a barrel or boat chair. It states that he ‘Makes all sorts of Windsor Chairs, Garden Seats, Rural Settees etc.’ [Banks Coll., BM]

Foulkes, Edward, 14 Piccadilly, Manchester, cm and u (1821). [D]

Foulkes, John, Stanley St, Liverpool, cm (1834–39). Addresses given at 55 Stanley St, 1834–37, and no. 52 in 1839. [D]

Foulkes, Richard, Castle Hill, Whitchurch, Salop, cm (1835–36). [D]

Foulkes, Richard, Prees, near Wem, Salop, joiner and cm (1840). [D]

Foulkes, Thomas, 10 Old Bailey, London, cm, u, auctioneer and undertaker (1822–23). [D]

Foulkes, Thomes Bennet, Castle St, Chester, u (1839). Admitted freeman on 3 June 1839. [Chester freemen rolls]

Foulkes & Darnton, 14 Piccadilly, Manchester, u (1818). [D] See John Darnton.

Foulsham, William, Town Green, Wymondham, Norfolk, cm (1839). [D]

Fountain, Daniel, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1828). Son bapt. in 1828. [PR(bapt.)]

Fountain, Nathaniel, York, cm (1812). Son of Thomas Fountain; app. to Thomas Walls, cm, on 1 July 1812. [York app. reg.]

Fouracres, John, East St, South Molton, Devon, u and cm (1838). [D]

Fowell, Benjamin, 19 Old Thomas St, Birmingham, chairmaker (1830). [D]

Fowell, George, 3 Brickkiln St, Birmingham, cm and Windsor chairmaker (1828–35). Recorded at no. 3, 1830–35. [D]

Fowell, Thomas, Birmingham, ram rod and chairmaker in hardwood (1793–1830). Trading at Snow Hill in 1793, and 16–18 Stanley (or Slaney) St, 1816–30. [D; Arms and Armour Soc. Journal, vol. 10, no. 4]

Fowell, Thomas, 15 Snowhill, Birmingham, cm, u and chairmaker (1835–39). [D]

Fowl, William, 6 Carnaby St, Golden Sq., London, cm, chairmaker, furniture broker and u (1817–39). [D]

Fowler, —, Whitechapel, London, cm (1751). Notice in London Evening Post, 10–12 January 1751, that ‘On Wednesday night Mr. Fowler, a Cabinetmaker, in Whitechapel, was attacked near Whitechapel Church by three fellows, but making resistance and several Persons coming to his Assistance they were pursued, and one of them taken in Red Lion Street and on Thursday committed to Newgate.’

Fowler, Benjamin, Liverpool, cm (1827). Took app. named John Pearson in 1827. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Fowler, Benjamin, Exmouth St, Spitalfields, London, chair and sofa maker (1829–39). Recorded at 7 Wood St, Exmouth St, 1829–39; and 51 Exmouth St, 1835–39. [D]

Fowler, George, Cullompton, Devon, u and cm (1799–1803). Marriage to Miss Charlotte Martin, daughter of Mr James Martin, saddler and ironmonger, reported in Exeter Flying Post, 29 August 1799. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Fowler, George, Tiverton, Devon, cm (1808). Auction on 10 May 1808 of entire stock of George Fowler, prior to his settling in London, advertised in Exeter Flying Post, 21 April 1808.

Fowler, Giles, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Fowler, Giles, 10 Wilstead St, Somerstown, London, chairmaker (1808). [D] See James Fowler.

Fowler, Henry, Port St, Evesham, Worcs., cm and u (1840). [D]

Fowler, James, 57 Bull Row, Somerstown, London, chair and sofa maker (1827–28). [D] See Giles Fowler.

Fowler, John, York, u (1718–41). App. to George Reynoldson, u, on 25 March 1718. Admitted freeman of York in 1739. Polled at York as u at Long Newton in 1741. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Fowler, John, North Shields, Northumb., cm (1778). Insured his stock for £200 in 1778 with the Sun Co. [GL, Sun MS vol. 264, p. 604]

Fowler, Joseph, Winchester, Hants., cm (1792). [D]

Fowler, Joseph, Portsmouth, Hants., cm (1798). [D]

Fowler, Joseph, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 1816–41). Aged 25 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Fowler, R., 61 Mortimer St, Cavendish Sq., London, u etc. (1807–08). [D]

Fowler, Richard, address unrecorded, upholder (1755–63). Son of Richard Fowler, surgeon of Southwark; app. to Richard Walker on 8 February 1755, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 1 December 1763. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fowler, Richard, 41 James St, Lambeth Marsh, London, cm (1820–28). [D]

Fowler, Robert, address unrecorded, upholder (1752–75). Son of Leonard Fowler, merchant tailor of London; admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 5 March 1752. Took app. named Thomas Cudworth, 1765–75. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fowler, Samuel, Liverpool, cm (1761–d. by 1817). Admitted freeman on 6 March 1761. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Fowler, Samuel, 32 Westbar, Sheffield, Yorks., broker and u (1797). [D]

Fowler, Thomas, Tiverton, Devon, maltster and cm (1798–1805). [D]

Fowler, Thomas, 6 (St) James's Buildings, Rosomon Buildings, Clerkenwell, London, cm (1835–37). [D]

Fowler, William, 28 Brewer St, London, upholder (1782). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for £500 of which £150 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 299, p. 145]

Fowler, William, address unrecorded, cm and/or joiner (1802–03). Submitted bills to Mr Colfox of Bridport, Dorset, on 30 August 1802 for a total of £22 8s 6d; and on 18 March 1803 for ‘lessor table in kitchen’, £1. [Dorset RO, D43 F4]

Fowler, William, Winterton, Lincs., cm (1819). [D]

Fowler, William, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1821–37). Addresses given at 71 Pond St in 1821; West St, 1828–37, no. 11 in 1837. [D]

Fowler, William, 39 Fair St, Horsleydown, London, cm and upholder (1827–28). [D]

Fowles, Charles, Church St, Tetbury, Glos., cm and u (1822– 40). [D]

Fowles, Jonathan, Witton St, Northwich, Cheshire, cm (1822). [D]

Fowles, Samuel, Church St, Tetbury, Glos., cm etc. (1839). [D]

Fowles, Sir Thomas, shop near Temple Bar, London. In London Gazette, 14–18 May 1691 a notice reads: ‘There is a new silver table, stands, glass frame & top-piece all chased work, but the tops which are engraved to be disposed of at a Reasonable Price. They may be seen at Sir THOMAS FOWLES SHOP near Temple Bar.’

Fowles, Thomas, Compass Hill, Tetbury, Glos., cm and u (1822). [D]

Fox, B., address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Fox, Benjamin, 12 Little St Martin's Lane, Long Acre, London, cm and u (1755–94). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754 and to T. Malton's Treatise on Perspective, 1778. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for £800 of which £600 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. Probably the ‘Fox Upholsterer’ of London named in the Duke of Portland's account bk kept by his steward, John Hutchinson, on 3 July 1766, being paid £175 6s; and on 1 November, £281 1s 1d for work at Burlington House. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 297, p. 441; Notts. RO, DD5P 3/1] See Fox, Hepworth & Raynes.

Fox, Benjamin, Fetter Lane (or St), Northampton, chairmaker and turner (1820–30). [D; poll bks]

Fox, Charles, Parsons Meadow Lane, Banbury, Oxon., chairmaker (1830–41). [D]

Fox, Charles, 7 Eldon St, London Wall, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Fox, Christopher, Wardour St, London, cm (1784). [D]

Fox, Deveareux, address unrecorded, joiner, carver and gilder (1764). Commissioned by Lord Leigh of Stoneleigh, Warks., to make three chimney pieces. His bill for work done between 26 May and 9 June 1764 described them in detail. The first, costing £12 9s 9d, had an ogee cornice carved with three mouldings of ‘leav'd grass’, ‘Eggs and tongs’, and ‘flowers and Double Tongs’. The ‘tirms’ were ‘Work'd with scrolls foulladge leaves swags of fruit and flowers’, and the ‘Cove frezes Work'd with Husks and foulladge leaves and a swag of fruit and flowers.’ The second, or ‘Gilt Chimney Peice’, costing £26 5s 6d, had freezes enriched with astragals, and ‘tirms Work'd with scrolls foulladge leaves &c, the freze with a Floras Head in the Middle and Drapery with swags of fruit and flowers — To joiners Work Carving Gilding’. The third chimney piece, costing £14 16s 1d, had an ogee cornice enriched with ‘7 leav'd grass’, flowers, and ‘Tongs’, ‘the tirms Work'd with scrolls foulladge leaves flowers &c.’ The freeze was ‘Work'd 2 Boys in the Middle with a bird, and french work treework swags of fruit and flowers &c all According to Drawing.’ The bill totalled £53 11s 4d, and was receipted on 6 August 1764 by Samuel Butler. [Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Leigh receipts DR 18/5]

Fox, Edward, London, u and undertaker (1729–32). Recorded at St James's St in 1729; Bennet St, St James's, 1730; and Park Pl., St James's in 1731. Newspapers reported that he conducted the funeral of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth in 1729. Also named in newspapers in 1730; and 1731–32, when he was appointed u to HR H Prince of Wales. [Heal; Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 21]

Fox, Edward, Hull, Yorks., cm (1780–84). [Poll bks]

Fox, Francis, Bennett St, St James's St, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, upholder (1715–57). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 1 February 1715 on goods and merchandise in his house; and on 1 May 1823 for £500 on household goods and stock in trade. Named in 1757 concerning lease of house by James Gisborne of Staley, Derbs., to George Okeover, ‘formerly in the occupation of Francis Fox, upholder.’ [GL, Sun MS vol. 4, p. 164; vol. 27; Derbs. RO, Okeover deeds, 231 M/T, 692–93]

Fox, Francis, Northampton, u (1762–65). [PR(bapt.)]

Fox, George, Northampton, u (1766–d. 1802). Recorded at St John's Lane in 1768, and Bridge St, 1774–96. Children bapt. between 1766–84. Will dated 11 March 1802. [Poll bks; PR(bapt.); Northampton wills index]

Fox, George, Huntingdon(?), u, cm auctioneer and appraiser (1818). Advertised his stock of paper hangings, upholstery and cabinet wares, and requested a cm and u in 1818.

Fox, George, Brewood, Staffs., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Fox, Henry, Rotherhithe, London, cm (1805). App. to Robert Job in August 1805. [Hull app. reg.]

Fox, Henry Harris, 105 Hatton Gdn, London, u etc. (1835–37). [D]

Fox, Henry, 6 Bedford St, Bedford Row, London, u (1839). [D]

Fox, James, Richmond Hill, Leeds, Yorks., hair-seating manufacturer (1822). [D] See John Kendell & Co.

Fox, James & Charles, 27 Church St, Sheffield, Yorks., cm, carvers and gilders (1833). [D]

Fox, James, Bond St, Hull, Yorks., cm, u and undertaker (1834–40). Trading at no. 28 in 1834, and no. 40, 1835–40. [D]

Fox, John, address unrecorded, upholder (1708–44). Son of John Fox, Gent. of Burton Leonard, Yorks.; app. to Thomas Hatley on 1 May 1708, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 16 May 1723. Took app. named William Mather, 1737–44. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fox, John, Cambridge, joiner and cm (1713). Took app. named Draper in 1713. [S of G, app. index]

Fox, John, in the Green Dragon Ct, Southwark, London, upholder (1723). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 30 December 1723 for £500 on goods and merchandise in his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 16, ref. 30797]

Fox, John, Ludgate St, London, upholder (1734). Named in newspapers in 1734. [Heal]

Fox, John (snr and jnr?), St Ives and Huntingdon, cm, u, auctioneer and appraiser (1765–1817). Auction advertisements appeared in Cambridge Chronicle, 8 June 1765, and Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 7 March 1766, 27 August, 19 September and 7 November 1767, and 18 March and 25 November 1769. Announced in the same paper on 5 April 1770 that he was taking over house and shop of the late Mr Nodes, cm, of Huntingdon, whilst continuing his own shop at St. Ives for the present. On 8 September 1770 a large advertisement for furniture appeared, and Fox stated that he ‘continues his old booth in Gorlier[?] Row.’ Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1778 for £400, £200 on utensils and stock; in 1781 for £300 on his house; in 1785 for £350 on his house and £50 on his warehouse etc.; and on 18 July 1787 for £700 on his house, brewery, workshop, stables, chaisehouses, goods and utensils. A notice in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 20 February 1796 asked anyone owing money to the ‘late John Fox late of St. Ives’ to forward it to John Fox, u and cm, of Huntingdon. Death, aged 67, announced, same paper, 24 January 1817, when a detailed inventory was made. Marriage of Miss E. Fox, daughter of the late John Fox, cm, to Mr Warne, reported on 2 February 1819. [GL, Sun MS vol. 269, p. 445; vol. 289, p. 613; vol. 330, p. 39; vol. 346, p. 357; Hunts. RO, inventories F]

Fox, John, Lancaster, cm (1779–1811). Admitted freeman, 1779–80. Named in the Gillow records in 1796 working on a folding screen, and in 1811 on a bookcase. [Lancaster freemen rolls; Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/97, p. 1284; vol. 344/99, p. 1893]

Fox, John, Newgate St, London, cm, u, appraiser and undertaker, paper hanger, and ‘transparent, Venetian & other blinds’ maker (1822–39). Trading as Burnell & Fox, 46 Newgate St, 1822–23; alone at 46–47 in 1825; no. 47, 1826–29; and no. 14, 1837–39. In 1826 Fox supplied to John Gibbard of Sharnbrook, near Bedford, ‘a suite of embossed scarlet moreen curtains for two windows’ and ‘a long window cornice japanned black with gold ornaments made in 2 parts with brass cornice ends’, costing £16 8s. Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 20 April 1832. [D; Beds. RO, GA 66]

Fox, John, 53 Jewin St, London, cm (1835). [D]

Fox, Joseph, Raistrick, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Fox, Joshua, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1834–37). Trading at 27 Church St in 1837. [D]

Fox, Robert, Cross St, Newington Butts, London, cm, u and bedstead maker (1835–39). Trading at no. 4 in 1835, and no. 5, 1837–39. [D]

Fox, Samuel, Wells, Norfolk, cm and joiner (1822). [D]

Fox, Solomon, Wardour St, London, cm (1766–1808). Recorded at no. 38, 1790–93, and no. 33 in 1808. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1777 for £800 on his house; and on 16 February 1786 for £400 on his house in Grafton St, Tottenham Ct Rd. Carried out work at Welbeck Abbey from June 1766 to January 1777 for which he was paid £281 1s 1d. Probably the Solomon Fox who supplied items to Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, Essex, 1780–83, including in 1780 ‘a long dressing table with looking glass and 4 Bolbels’(?) costing £3 13s 6d; in 1781 ‘New Mahogany boxes and new frames, and repairs to boxes and glasses & frames’, costing £3 16s 3d for Sir John's London house in New Burlington St; and in 1782 was paid £10 3s for cleaning and repairing furniture, curtains and carpets. Between 1782–83 he received a total of £16 8s 9d for laying carpets, putting up curtains, carrying out further repairs, and on 14 February 1783 supplying a mahogany library table for Sir John's London house. For there Fox also supplied ‘a small Picture frame in Burnish'd gold & a piece of plate glass to D°’, costing £7 6s in 1783. As Lord Howard de Walden, Sir John Griffin Griffin continued to patronize Fox, who in June 1784 submitted a bill totalling £23 7s 3d, which included furniture repairs, providing two 4-post bedsteads ‘All Stain'd & Polished’; bedding, pink and white cotton bed hangings, and a mahogany night stool with ‘white Stoan Pann’. In 1785 Fox was paid for further furniture repairs and alterations; and in 1788, £17 6s for a nue glass cutt into a mahogany Fraim’, and making two mahogany frames ‘with Back feet’. In 1789 he supplied a ‘stand for a screen on Pillar & Claws Japand holes through the stick & 2 Ivery Pins to D°’ costing £8 6s. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 335, p. 455; vol. 268, p. 8; Notts. RO, DD5 P3/4, Welbeck Abbey accounts; Essex RO, D/DBy/A38/9; A212; A39/5; A40/11; A41/5 and 11; A42/12; A43/6; A46/6; A47/ 3]

Fox, Thomas, Bridge St, Northampton, u (1796–1820). [Poll bks]

Fox, Thomas, 93 Bishopsgate St, London, ‘Upholder by Appointment to the Hon. East India Company’ (1839). So reads his advertisement in Pigot's Directory, 1839, and continues: ‘True Economy is BEST CONSULTED BY AN INSPECTION OF THE Elegant Stock of CABINET & UPHOLSTERY FURNITURE AT THOMAS FOX'S ESTABLISHMENT, No. 93, BISHOPSGATE STREET WITHIN, LONDON, WHICH, IN COMBINATION OF QUALITY AND PRICE, CANNOT BE EXCELLED.’ Advertised in Sussex Agricultural Express, 30 March, 11 May and 8 June 1839, his extensive, economical and elegant stock of Furniture suited to every style of residence, from the cottage to the mansion; among which is to be found Looking Glasses, varying from 18 inches to 120 inches in height in rich gilt frames, Carpets, Chintzes, and ornamented Glass in every variety. N.B. Every article delivered from this establishment will be found durable, as well as low in price.’

Fox, William, address unrecorded, upholder (1714–31). Son of Robert Fox, Gent. of London; app. to William Ventris on 1 September 1714, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 7 July 1731. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Fox, William, Little Catherine St, Eagle Ct, St Martin-in-theFields, London, upholder (1760). Took out a Hand in Hand Insurance policy in June 1760 for £100 on his above premises. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 94, p. 14]

Fox, William, 5 Gerrard St, London, cm (1775). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for £500 of which £400 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 236, p. 504]

Fox, William jnr, Castle St, St Marylebone, London, u (1777). Declared bankrupt, Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 6 January 1777. Probably the son of William Fox, admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. in 1731.

Fox, William, Sheffield, Yorks., joiner and cm (1797–1833). Addresses given at 2 Gibralter St in 1797; Paradise Sq., 1814–20; 21 Fargate, 1822; 13 Workhouse Croft, 1825–29; and Bow St in 1830. [D]

Fox, William, Lytham, Lancs., joiner and cm (1825–28). [D]

Fox, William, 11 Kingsmead Terr., Bath, Som., cm (1826). [D]

Fox, William, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs., chairmaker (1832–39). Recorded at Lower St, 1832–37; 16 Merrial St, 1836–39; and as an u at 16 Garden St in 1839. [D]

Fox & Grundy, or ‘G. & F.’, 25 St Ann's Sq., Manchester, barometer and looking-glass makers, carvers and gilders, picture frame makers (1828). [D] See John Clowes Grundy.

Fox, Hepworth & Raynes, Little St Martin's Lane, Long Acre, London, u (1788). [D] See Benjamin Fox.

Foxhall, —, address unrecorded. Furniture-maker to William Beckford, and recorded dining regularly at the steward's table. [Burlington, December 1980, p. 820]

Foxhall, —, address unrecorded, carver (1779–93). Employed by William Rhodes, u and cm, 127 Lower Holborn, London; and possibly made furniture for Drayton House, Northants. [C. Life, 3 June 1965, p. 1349]

Foxhall, —, address unrecorded (1805–09). Named in the account book of Lady Cotton of Madingley Hall, Cambridge, in January 1805 receiving £38 10s. for the use of Furniture by draft’, and in July 1809, £20 5s for ‘Tent bedstead white Dimity furniture’, mattress, and hire of various articles of furniture for two years. [Cambs. RO, 588/A45]

Foxhall, Edward, London, carver (c. 1790). At Wimpole Hall, near Cambridge, Foxhall executed the carved work of the Yellow Drawing Room for Sir John Soane. [Nat. Trust guide to Wimpole Hall, p. 24]

Fox(h)all, Edward, & Fryer, Old Cavendish St, Cavendish Sq., London, u (1799–1816). Foxhall is recorded alone in Cavendish St in 1799; and in partnership with Fryer at 19 Old Cavendish St, 1802–07; and there as Foxhall & Co., 1808– 16, at no. 29, 1807–09. Foxhall & Fryer are named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D]

Foxhall, Marn, at ‘The Golden Head’ in Great St Andrew's St, Seven Dials, London, carver and gilder (c. 1770). Rococo trade card reads: ‘PICTURES Carefully Cleand, Lin'd & Fram'd, in the neatest manner. N.B. All sorts of Hosiery & Haberdashery Goods, with Checks and Irish Cloth, AT THE Lowest Prices.’ [Heal]

Foxhall, Martin, Hotwell Rd, Bristol, carver and gilder (1794). [D]

Foxton, Dixon, Allhallow Gate, Ripon, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Foxton, James, North St, Ripon, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Foxton, John Dixon, Allhallow Gate, Ripon, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1837). [D]

Foy, A., King St, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1838). [D]

Foy, Henry, York, cm and joiner (1725–58). Recorded in Davygate, 1741–58. Married Isabel Scott at Holy Trinity, Christ Church, King's Sq. on 1 January 1725. [PR] On 10 August 1737 it was ‘Ordered — That Henry Foy, cabinet maker shall be admitted to the Freedom of this City upon his delivering so many Chairs and Chests of Drawers or other cabinet maker's work as my Lord Mayor shall think proper to the value of Five & Twenty pounds of the use of the Lord Mayor's House’. [T. P. Cooper, The Mansion House, vol. 40, pt. 2] Admitted freeman ‘per ordinam’ in 1739. [York freemen rolls] In December 1747 property in Davygate was assigned by Henry Foy and Thomas Bond, coachman, to Thomas Featherstone, Gent. [York City Archives, E93/196] Took his son, John, as app. cm on 1 May 1744 for seven years; and John Oliver as app. cm and joiner in 1755. [York app. reg.] On 17 December 1751 it was declared that Henry Foy have £25 of Sir Thomas White's gift ‘to provide interest free loans of £25 for periods of 10 years to poor clothiers and other tradesmen and for deserving artisans’. [York City archives, B43/376, Victoria County History, York, p. 438] Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754, and advertised his cure for stammering and stuttering in York Courant, 20 May 1755. [Poll bks]

Foy, Henry, King St, Plymouth, Devon, cm (1836). [D]

Foy, Mary, 58 Humber St, Hull, Yorks., cm (1831). [D] See William Foy.

Foy, Thomas, Leeds, Yorks., cm and u (1834–39). Trading at 20 and/or 29 Lowerhead Row in 1834, and top Meadow Lane in 1839. [D]

Foy, William, Hull, Yorks., cm, chairmaker and broker (1803– 29). Addresses given at High St, near Grimsby Lane in 1803; Bridge St in 1806; Drypool in 1810; 2 New Dock St in 1814; Cockpit Yd, 6 Castle St in 1823; and 58 Humber St, 1826– 29. [D] See Mary Foy.

Foy, William, 56 Shoe Lane, Fleet St, London, cm and u (1820). [D]

Foyer, James, address unrecorded, cm (1771). Named in the private accounts of Richard Hoare of Boreham House, Essex, on 10 December 1771, receiving 7s 6d. [Essex RO, D/Du 649/2]

Fozard, John, Lands Lane, Leeds, Yorks., cm and joiner (1837). [D]

Fozzard, Jonathan, West Ardsley, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Fozzard, William, West Ardsley, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Fradin, Abraham, Haymarket, London, u and cm (1744). Auction announced in Daily Advertiser, 22 October 1744 of the ‘Household Furniture, Stock in Trade and Lease of the late Dwelling-House of Mr. Abraham Fradin, Cabinet-maker, next Door to Mr. Ford's, the Upper End of the Haymarket, St. James's … consisting of Needlework, Mohair and other Beds, Chairs and Window Curtains, large Pier Glasses and Sconces, Marble Tables and Carpets, Bookcases, Cloaths Presses, Chests of Drawers, Tables and other useful Furniture in Walnut Tree and Mahogany, with some valuable Pictures …’. On 11 December another advertisement read: ‘To all Housekeepers, and those who furnish Lodgings, this Day the 11th Instant will be sold by Hand cheap, all the remaining Sconces, Pier and Chimney Glasses … the useful Cabinets, Buroes, Chairs, Furniture … Marble Tables … belonging to the late shop of Mr. Abraham Fraden, Upholsterer and Cabinet Maker, Three Doors above Panton Street in the Haymarket…’.

Fram, Samuel, Sculcoates, Hull, Yorks., cm (1822). App. to William Guy in 1822. [Hull app. reg.]

Frame, John, Bridgegate, Rotherham, Yorks., cm (1814). [D]

Framingham, C., 2 York St, Bethnall Green, London, cm (1835). [D]

Framington, Christ., 2 York St, Bethnal Green, London, cm (1837). [D]

Frampton, William, 59 Fleet Mkt, London, chairmaker (1777). Insured his house for £100 with the Sun Co. in 1777. [GL, Sun MS vol. 254, p. 150]

France, —, 22 Pall Mall and 17 James St, Haymarket, London, cm (1832–34). See William France snr and jnr, and France & Banting.

France, Edward, 101 St Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, London, u and cm (1773–1803). Admitted freeman of Lancaster, 1773–74, when stated ‘of Westminster’. In partnership with Samuel Beckwith when they supplied much of the fine furniture in Lord Mansfield's house, Kenwood, between 1768–71. The name of the firm appears in the Royal Household bills until the end of the century, and their trade card, ‘France and Beckwith, Upholsterers and Cabinet makers to His Majesty, no. 101 St. Martin's Lane’, is dated 1803. [D; Lancaster freemen rolls; Heal; Banks Coll., BM] Edward France & Co., upholders of London (possibly an early reference to France & Beckwith) were paid £12 12s on 3 July 1766 by the Duke of Portland for work done at Burlington House. [Notts. RO, DD5P 3/1] Edward France alone is recorded, c. 1775, supplying furniture for the state rooms at Erddig Park, Clwyd. [C. Life, 6 April 1978, p. 909] See Edward Francis.

France, John, Lancaster, cm (1767–68). Admitted freeman, 1767–68, when stated ‘of London’. [Lancaster freemen rolls]

France, Joseph, Westgate, Rotherham, Yorks., cm (1830). [D]

France, Richard, Pride Hill, Shrewsbury, Salop, cm (1786–98). [D; Shrewsbury burgess roll]

France, Richard jnr, Mardol, Shrewbury, Salop, cm (1812). [Shrewsbury burgess roll]

France, Robert, Soho, London, carver, gilder and frame maker (1808–35). Recorded at 9 Crown St in 1808; and Denmark St, 1820–35, no. 16 in 1835. [D]

France, Stephen, Hodnet, Market Drayton, Salop, cm (1840). [D]

France, T., Middlx, timber merchant and cm (1824). Declared bankrupt, London Gazette, 6 November 1824.

France, William snr, St Martin's Lane, London, cm and u (1734?–d. 1773). William France snr who had a distinguished patronage, and whose firm continued after his death in various titles (noted at end of entry), may have been born in 1734. One of that name was bapt. on 1 January 1734 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, [PR] son of Edmund and Elizabeth France. No record of France's apprenticeship has been traced, but by 1759 he was in the employment of William Vile and John Cobb. His name appears in Cobb's bank account, 19 February and 26 November 1759 and 22 July 1763, and in that of Vile (both Drummonds Bank), on 17 December 1760, and 14 August 1761. In work for the Royal Wardrobe by Vile & Cobb the Lord Chamberlain's accounts are often signed on their behalf by France (or John Bradburne). They signed for the last time on 11 October 1763. Vile and Cobb's short-lived warrant (1761) had come to an end — their last account was 11 April 1764 — and a fortnight later, 25 April, William France submitted his first account. The safe continuity of royal patronage, in succession to Gumley, Moore Goodison, Vile and Cobb was thus continued by the latter's former employees, France and Bradburne. [PRO, LC 9/214]

It was probably between May and July 1764 that Bradburne and France entered into partnership. This has been suggested [A. Coleridge, Apollo, September 1967, p. 214] on the basis of bills submitted to Sir Lawrence Dundas (noted below). Those of 16 April and 3 May 1764 are invoiced by William France, alone. A third account, dated 13 July 1764, is headed: ‘To Wm. France and Jn.° Bradburn’. There is further evidence in an account of 10 July 1764, as ‘Ballanced, William France’, with subsequent accounts being rendered by both partners.

With more work for the firm to undertake, a number of apps were taken on: 1766, 28 July, Edward France (William's son); 1768, 4 March, William Burnet, 6 April, Geo Thacker; 1769, 6 February (for 4 years), John Johnson. [PRO, IR1/25; 26] Their normal premiums ranged between £50 to £70. There seems to have been the usual division of activity between Bradburne and France, with the former acting mostly as a carver, whereas France had seemingly trained as an u. (He is not, however, listed among the freemen of the Worshipful Co. of Upholders. [Furn. Hist., 1973]

Any cm in royal service carried out a variety of tasks, and in France's case this extended from 1764 to 1773. He died in 1773 and his last account for the small amount of £6 6s 6d was paid in 1774. The granting of probate to his will was noted by those keeping records on behalf of the Great Wardrobe. [PRO, LC 105, p. 108]

19 ARLINGTON ST, London (Sir Lawrence Dundas). 1761–65: June 1761, For altering Mrs Dundas's Bede by taking away the head, front rail, and sacking, and putting in new ones, and new Sacking, to make it full one foot wider, and polishing all over. 16s. 0d.
April—June 1764: 8 page bill, totalling £263 5s 6¾d.
April 16, 1764: ‘For a neat Mahny Chair with a high Seat to sit on to write and seat stuffed and covered with Crimsome Morine. Bill receipted by Wm France. [N. Yorks. RO, Zetland archive]
1765: One of a pair of console tables, made by France and Bradburne to a Robert Adam design, 1765 was sold Christie's, NY, 28 March 1981, lot 213, illus. It was invoiced on 12 January 1765. Another table from the same design was invoiced on 30 December 1765, as previously, at £37 10s. [Coleridge, Apollo, September 1967, pp. 214–15]
MOOR PARK, Herts. (Sir Lawrence Dundas). 1764–67: 21page bill, 3 May 1764 to July 1764, (source as above). France signed receipts on 22 May 1765 (£600) and 3 January 1767 (£247 16s 8d), both witnessed by James Wilson. Two extracts show the wide range of activity: 3 May 1764, ‘For making hangings of your own blue Genoa Damask to fit the Bed Chamber, and Dressing Room compleatly, and 3 Gib Doors, and putting up to Do in the 2 Rooms, £19. 17. 0.’ June 1764, ‘For altering your Dining tables in the eating room to make the leaves take off, and adding slip rings, and 2 turned Mahog table legs, and a stretcher, and Beech rail, screws, Glue, Oyl, £1. 9. 0.’ [Dundas patronage is discussed, Apollo, September 1967; Coleridge, Thomas Chippendale, p. 147, pl. 393]
ROYAL PALACES. 1764–73: France's first bill (£488 9s 3d) was paid in 1764, and was for stuffing the frames of armchairs, 6 new beds etc. for the King's apartments at St James's, for work at the Lodge at Richmond, and pavilions at Hampton Court.
1765: St James's, Queen's House. His Majesty's apartment, curtains, making cases for 4 large armchairs, 12 back stool chairs, ‘sophas’ etc., £339 2s 1d.
1766: Preparations for the Duke of Cumberland's funeral (£416 16s 5d). [1764–66, PRO, LC 9/293]
1766–68: Worked at the Prince of Wales's apartment at St James's (£546 10s 6d). [PRO, LC 9/316]
1769–70: Received £1, 156 16s 11d for several works. [PRO, LC 9/317]
1770: Covering easy chairs, square stools, covers for a press bedstead etc. for St James's (£285 14s 10d); also work at Kensington and Westminster.
1771: Received £1,735 7s for several works. [1770–71, PRO, LC 9/318]
1772: Received £2,071 11s for several works. [PRO, LC 9/ 319]
1772: Worked further at the Queen's private apartments, St James's, the Earl of Rochford's office, the Earl of Suffolk's office, etc. (£447 18s 8d) [PRO, LC 9/320]
1773: Received £220 0s 9d.
1774: Last account ‘The late William France’ (£6 8s 6d). [1773–74, PRO, LC 9/321]
THE VYNE, Hants. (John Chute). 1765–67: Vile and Cobb had worked at The Vyne in 1752–53 which may account for continuation of patronage to their former journeymen. France and Bradburne's accounts, 1765–67 [Hants. RO] also relate to Chute's London house in Charles St, but the surviving furniture is at The Vyne. [C. Life, 25 July 1963]
SYON HOUSE, Middlx (1st Duke of Northumberland). 1767: The 1st Duke's bank account [Hoare's] includes a payment of £56 on 26 February 1767 to France.
KENWOOD HOUSE, Middlx (1st Earl of Mansfield). 1768–70: France was responsible for much of the furniture supplied during Robert Adam's commission, 1768–70. Some of it was illustrated in R. & J. Adam's Works in Architecture, 1773, pl. viii. Although the contents of Kenwood were dispersed by sale in 1922, much has been traced and some brought back. [Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood Catalogue, To Enhance and Preserve, 1975] Apart from France's accounts, the Mansfield bank account [Hoare's] lists payments. A bill for 1768 (V & A archives, copies at Kenwood) reads:

The Rt-Hon Lord Mansfield Bought of Wm France For three scrole-headed sopha frames for the windows carv'd and gilt in burnish'd gold, with carving all done on the same principal as the sophas £48. [undated]
The underwritten articles are what I perform'd from Mr Adam's designs:
For 2 very rich frames for your Tables with 8 legs to each richly carv'd ornaments under the rails finished in a masterly manner and mouldings also and sweep'd stretching rails glued up 4 times.
£67. 12s.
For 2 frames to the plates of glass in the two Recesses to Mr Adam's drawing with upright pillars and angular do, all enriched with the most Delicate Antique ornaments and Arches of light ornaments issuing from the pillars, and with a frieze at the top of the whole and bottom ornaments supported from the Base for the centre of each plate with a Baso Relieve, and all the ornaments curiously worked and the whole gilt in burnish'd gold and plate Brass behind all the centre ornaments to keep square. £149. 8s.

8 chairs stamped with initials ‘W. F.’ are believed to have been made for Kenwood. [V & A archives; Conn., April 1957] A table, one of a pair [E. Harris, Adam Furniture, p. 69] invoiced by France in March 1770 was returned to Kenwood from America. [Antiques, September 1981, p. 520] GCM, pl. 181 illustrates a reading stand (V & A Museum) ‘supplied by William France to Kenwood in 1770’ but some doubt now surrounds this attribution. For other members of the France family and partnerships see Edward France; William France jnr; Beckwith & France; Banting, France & Co. G.B.
France, William jnr, 31 Pall Mall, London, u (1807–40). William jnr, who may have been a son of Edward France, is first noted in the London POD, 1807, as ‘Upholder to His Majesty’, a title held with his sometime partners Samuel and William Beckwith, and latterly with William Banting and Thomas France. From the evidence of bills rendered to John, 6th Duke of Bedford [Bedford Office, London] it appears that by 1810 France had taken a son (not named, but probably Thomas) into the business which was then styled William France & Son. This continued until 1812 when William's name disappears and the firm became France & Banting. This is confirmed by directory entries which show France & Banting for the first time in 1812 [Post Office Annual Directory] as ‘upholders to His Majesty’. In this year also, perhaps to commemorate the new partnership, William France gave a copy of Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793 to William Banting (MMA, NY, inscr: ‘William France, with best wishes to W. Banting, 1812’).

The main work for the Duke of Bedford was the furnishing between June 1807 and April 1810 of his London houses: 15 St James's Sq., 1 Hamilton Pl., and in Stanhope St, Mayfair. For this work a bill of 1808 totalled £538 13s 6d, and one of 1810 was for £556 14s 3d. Besides a supply of furniture and bedding on hire, and the provision and cleaning of roller blinds, curtains and carpets, new furniture was provided, the main items being:

From June 1807 to May 1808
A large mahogany bidet with white Wedgwood pan, the top stuffed & covered with satin & finished with chair gimp.
£3.10.0.
A 4ft 3in eliptic tester field-bedstead with sacking bottom, japanned white, turned feet pillars & on castors. £3. 18. 0.
A bed wagon with heater & key & extra large stand. £1.5.0.
A mahogany crib bedstead with framed sliding sides & feet, caned. (for Woburn) £9.9.0.
Two very large deal library bookcases to fit testers, with open fronts, sliding shelves with racks & pilasters Japanned white, 6ft 6 in × 8ft 1 in. £32 15s each.
From January-April 1810
4 3ft 6in wide field-bedsteads with eliptic testers, turned beech pillars, japanned white.
£16. 18. 6.
6 Mahogany dressing chests of drawers with solid fronts and strong handles, 3ft 9in and 3ft 6in. £67. 0. 0.
3 3ft 6in wainscot chests of drawers. £23. 10. 0.
4 mahogany Pembroke tables with drawers. £19. 0. 6.
12 deal wash hand tables with drawers, moulded edges and high washboards. £21. 18. 6.
A plain mahogany kneehole writing desk … for steward's room. £14. 0. 0.

For commissions after 1812 see France & Banting. G.B.

France & Banting, 31 Pall Mall, St James's, London, u (1812– 40). This partnership of William France jnr and William Banting was established in 1812. They are well represented in the Royal Household accounts, 1813–19. [PRO, LC 11/15; LC 11/27] They did upholstery, repairs, cleaning, moving, alterations and fixing at various places such as Westminster Hall, Carlton House, Swinley Lodge, Brighton, etc. Their invoice for the quarter ending 5 January 1814 [PRO, LC 11/ 15] includes much library furniture in the Duke of Sussex's apartments at Kensington Palace, including a mahogany pedestal table supported on octagon pillars, £96 10s, mahogany book cases, £31 8s, a carved antique chair with lions heads, paws, rosettes etc., £97 18s 4d. For the Military Chapel, Whitehall, in the same quarter (January 1815) they invoiced for a handsome richly carved lion, unicorn, crown etc., stars gilt in burnished and matt gold, £36 10s.

There was no diminution in activity in succeeding years. From 1823 to June 1830 with invoices headed ‘Bantings France and Banting’, and (in 1831) ‘Thomas Banting’, they supplied men for general jobbing, cleaning work on carpets, upholstery etc. at some twenty Government offices, or Royal apartments. [PRO, LC 11/41–11/18; LC 11/59–68 are headed as ‘Bantings, France and Bantings’] In latter years there is evidence that the title changed so that Banting came first, before France. See Banting, France & Co. G.B.

France & Paten, 17 James St, Haymarket, London, u (1825). [D]

Frances, William, 77 West St, Bristol, cm (1775). [D]

Francies, Jane, Cheap St, Bath, Som., upholder (1805). [D]

Francis, David, 2 Turnstile Alley, Drury Lane, London, broker and cm (1806). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 12 August 1806 for £200 of which stock, utensils and goods in trust accounted for £180. [GL, Sun MS vol. 437, ref. 792614]

Francis, H., address unrecorded. In December 1839 he supplied to Buckingham Palace ‘4 new Spanish mahogany sideboards, carved & gilt’ costing £150; and carried out alterations to six others for £130. He charged £62 for a further ‘4 fine Spanish mahogany sideboards with bold frieze & compo. mouldings: rich front, carved mahogany legs, enclosed at back for glasses, and compo. moulding, round deal loose tops to drop in — French polished — to fit up with plain mahogany carcases’. In June 1841, he provided three mahogany chests of drawers for £16 10s. [Windsor Royal Archives, RA, Box 1, item 2]

Francis, Hamilton G., Golden Sq., London, upholder (1774). [Poll bk]

Francis, Jacob, 57 Kenwyn St, Truro, Cornwall, cm (1830). [D]

Francis, Joseph, High Wycombe, Bucks., chair bottomer (b. c. 1796–1841). Son James bapt. in 1819. Aged 45 at the time of the 1841 Census. [PR(bapt.)]

Francis, Maria, 29 Bostock St, Liverpool, u (1834). [D]

Francis, R., Lancaster, caner (1794–95). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Francis, Stephen, Walworth, London, cm, u and undertaker (1826–39). Trading also as Venetian blind maker at 2 Hampton St in 1826; and listed at 52 Trafalgar St (or Sq.), 1835–39. [D]

Francis, Thomas, 2 Church St, Drypool, Hull, Yorks., cm (1838–39). [D]

Francis, Thomas, Noble St, Wem, Salop, joiner and cm (1840). [D]

Francis, William, 104 New Bond St, London, cm and u (1793– 1840). For details of Francis's career in partnership with his brother-in-law see entry on Charles Elliott.

He was involved with Elliott in much work for various of the Royal palaces. He was assigned the lease of 17 Portland Pl., London in 1828 [Marylebone Lib., deed 1092], and having succeeded Elliott about this time his name is the one appearing in the Royal Household accounts. [PRO, LC 11/56–74] He occurs in trade directories between 1827 and 1839 at 104 New Bond St. The following PRO, LC entries, 1832–40, show the range of work:
ST JAMES'S PALACE [PRO, LC 11/77]
HAMPTON COURT, Stud Lodge: jobbing work [PRO, LC 11/ 80] 3 Spanish mahog. writing tables with drawers, on pilaster ends & claw feet 18gns

Mahogany hanging bookshelf with drawers (Best Bedroom Floor) £1. 10s.
Attic Bedrooms 8 mahog. swing frame dressing glasses, 14″ × 10″ £6. 12s.
2 × 3′ 3″ wainscot chests of 5 drawers each £9. 8s.
6 mahogany hanging dressing glasses, 10″ × 8″ £2. 8s.
24 japanned rush seat chairs £7. 4s.
Entrance Hall 2 oak gothic tables, each of 1 drawer, octagonturned legs £8. 14s.
ST JAMES'S PALACE, Harrington House [PRO LC 11/83] Gentlemen of the Wine Cellar
Mahogany high sloping desk on 4 upturned legs
£6. 4s.
WINDSOR CASTLE [PRO, LC 11/86]
18 × 3′ 6″ mahogany chests of 5 drawers, moulded bases & turned feet £121. 10s.
10 swing dressing glasses, 18″ × 14′’, in mahogany-cased pillar frames £33. 0s.
11 mahog. dressing tables, 3′ 6″, 2 drawers, rims to tops & shelf below £58. 1s.
4 mahoga. washing tables, 3′ 6″, with deep splash boards, 3 drawers in each & a shelf at bottom £22. 16s.
12 mahog. front easy chairs with sunk grooves, on turned legs & castors, each with a loose cushion covered in buttoned Morocco £110. 8s.
ST JAMES'S PALACE
4 hanging dressing glasses in mahog. frames for Servants’ Rooms £1. 12s.
ST JAMES'S PALACE, Lord Chamberlain's Office [PRO, LC 11/89]
A good mahogany chest of drawers on turned feet £5. 16s.
ST JAMES'S PALACE, Footmen's Rooms [PRO, LC 11/92]
4 hanging dressing glasses in mahogany frames £1. 16s.
ST JAMES'S PALACE, Lord Chamberlain's Office [PRO, LC 11/95]
8 Feb. 1837: Japanned bamboo washhandstand, lifting top enclosed under, with a drawer, a plugged basin & fittings & tin receiver £8. 0s.
KENSINGTON PALACE, Housekeeper's Apartments
7 March 1837: Tent bedstead with mahogany sides £9. 14s.
2 single japanned French bedsteads £8. 0s.
3 japanned chests, each of 5 drawers £10. 4s.
2 mahog. Pembroke tables with turned legs, a drawer in each £6. 6s.
2 single ½-tester servant's bedsteads £7. 2s.
12 birch caned-seat runner chairs £5. 14s.
1 double japanned washhandstand with washboard, 2 drawers & shelf £3. 10s.
1 Spanish mahog. dressing table, 2 drawers, on turned legs £3. 18s.
1 swing dressing glass, 18″ × 14″, in mahogany tray frame 12. 8s.
ST JAMES'S PALACE, Sec. to the Board of Green Cloth [PRO, LC 11/98]
3′ 6″ Honduras mahogany chest of 5 drawers £5. 5s.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE [PRO, LC 11/104]
2 × 3′ 6″ Span, mahog. chests of 5 drawers, on turned feet £16. 0s.
1 × 4′ Span, mahogany chest of 6 drawers, turned feet £10. 10s.
3 × 3′ 6″ good mahog. chests of 5 drawers, on turned feet £18. 10s.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE, Prince Albert's Wardrobe [PRO, LC 11/110]
4 mahogany wardrobes with moulded cornices & mahog.
pilasters £33. 0s.
Another £14. 14s.
Another, matching, to form a closet £9. 14s.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE [PRO, LC 11/100]
A bedchair stuffed and covered in Manchester stripe £2. 0s.

Francis, William Scaggs, 18 Ratcliff Highway, London, cm and u (1827–37). Polled at Malden, Essex, in 1826. [D]

Francis, Gilbert & Bonner, 43 Aldersgate St, London, cabinet warehouse (1790–93). [D]

Frangton, George, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks., cm (1798). [D]

Frank, John, Leeds, Yorks., journeyman cm (1791). Named in the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers’ Book of Prices, 1791, as a journeyman in basic sympathy with its contents.

Frank, William, Castlegate, Helmsley, Yorks., joiner and cm (1823–34). [D]

Frankland, Henry, 16 Willow Walk, Shoreditch, London, chairmaker (1808). [D]

Frankland, James, Kennington Lane, London, cm and u (1827– 28). [D]

Frankland, Joseph, 38 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London, u (1813). [D]

Frankland (or Franklin), Joseph, Preston, Lancs., chairmaker, dealer in furniture and cane-worker (1814–34). Recorded at 19 Friargate, 1814–18; Shambles in 1822; 19 Shambles in 1825; and no. 2 in 1828. [D]

Frankland, William, Egton, near Whitby, Yorks., chairmaker (1840). [D]

Frankland & Co., 37 Church St, Liverpool, carvers and gilders, artists’ repository and commission rooms for sale of pictures, drawings and works of art (1824). [D]

Franklin (or Franklyn), Arthur, Paradise Row, London, cm and u (1820–37). Trading at no. 22, 1822–28; no. 11, 1835 and 1837, when he is recorded as a ‘flour factor’. [D]

Franklin, Benjamin, 15 Harp Alley, Fleet Mkt, London, cm (1803). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 26 August 1803 for £200 of which £50 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 426, ref. 752059]

Franklin, Frederick, Rochester Row, London, carver (1774). [Poll bk]

Franklin, J., Paradise St, Rotherhithe, London, u (1826–27). [D]

Franklin, J., 47 North St, Brighton, Sussex, cm and u (1827). [D]

Franklin, Jacob A., 1 St Ann's Pl., Manchester, barometer and looking-glass maker (1838–40). [D]

Franklin, James, 227 Shoreditch, London, cabinet manufactory owner (1825). [D]

Franklin, James, Market Sq., St Neots, Hunts., cm (1839). [D]

Franklin, Jeremiah, Oxford, master carpenter (1705–32). In 1729 he received an order from All Soul's College to provide bookcases, referred to as desks, for the ground floor of Codrington Library, at a cost of £32 14s each, excluding ‘Lock, Wier work and painting’. Those on the north wall seem to have been completed by 1732 at an estimated cost of £999, those of the south wall costing £338. Franklin did not complete the job. On 5 July 1705 he took as app. Thomas Phillips, who became a leading master carpenter in London during the reigns of George I and II. [All Souls, MS, DD256]

Franklin, John, address unrecorded, u (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Franklin, John, 11 Tufton St, Westminster, London, u (1817– 39). [D]

Franklin, Richard, Alcester, Warks., cm (1818). [Evesham poll bk]

Franklin, Thomas, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Franklin, Thomas, 5 Warden's Ct, Clerkenwell Close, London, chairmaker (1803). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 16 May 1803 for £100 of which £20 accounted for utensils and stock ‘in dwelling house of Oakley in St. Paul's Church Yard.’ [GL, Sun MS vol. 426, ref. 747656]

Franklin, Thomas, 47 North St, Brighton, Sussex, cm and u (1826). [D]

Franklin, Thomas, Rochester, Kent, cm (1830). [Poll bk]

Franklin, Thomas, 10 College St, Southampton, Hants., cm and chairmaker (1839). [D]

Franklin, William, Lower St, Stroud, Glos., sworn measurer and architectural surveyor, gilder and painter (1820). [D]

Franklin, William, High St, Bedford, cm and u (1823). [D]

Franklyn, —, Folkestone, Kent, u (1807). [D]

Franklyn, Margaret, Bristol, u (1814–23). Trading at Cock & Bottle Lane in 1814; 40 Castle Green, 1819–22; and 11 St Paul's St in 1823. [D]

Franks, —, London, cm (d. 1748). Notice in General Advertiser, 14 February 1748 read: ‘Yesterday one Franks, a Cabinet Maker, who has been missing for several days was found hanging in an Apartment near Carpenters’ Hall, at London Wall.’

Franks, —, Sandwich, Kent, cm (1807). [D]

Franks, James, 42 Webber Row, Blackfriars, London, cm (1837). [D]

Franks, John, 62 Edgware Rd, London, bedstead maker (1839). [D]

Fraser, —, London(?), cm (1741). On 24 January 1741 he was paid £4 for ‘a Glass Book-case & other Work’ done for Charles Rogers, Lawrence Pountney Lane, London. [Charles Rogers’ accounts, Cottonian Coll., Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery; Apollo, December 1960, pp. 196–98]

Fraser (or Frazer), Alexander, London, cm and u (1817–39). Recorded at 28 Norfolk St, Fitzroy Sq., 1817–21; 10 Charlotte St, Rathbone Pl., 1822–28; and 6 Tottenham Ct Rd in 1839. [D] See J. & A. Fraser.

Fraser, George, Clerkenwell, London, fancy chair and sofa manufacturer (1802–13). Recorded at 36–37 Rosoman St, 1802–08; 33 Rosamond's Row, 1808–11; and no. 38 in 1813. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 16 June 1802 for £900 of which £200 accounted for utensils and stock. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 423, ref. 732981]

Fraser, J., 10 Rathbone Pl., London, u (1823–25). [D]

Fraser, J. & A., 28 Norfolk St, Fitzroy Sq., London, cm (1813– 16). [D] See Alexander Fraser.

Fraser, John, 11 near Duke St, Portman Sq., London, upholder (1782). Insured his house for £200 in 1782. [GL, Sun MS vol. 303, p. 652]

Fraser, John, 46 Castle St, Oxford St, London, upholder (1790–93). [D]

Fraser, John, Charles St, Marylebone, London, u (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, in which year he was named in Bailey's list of bankrupts.

Fraser, John, 21 John St, Fitzroy Rd, London, cm (1829–40). Took out Sun Insurance in 1840. [D; GL, Sun MS ref. 1339644]

Fraser, Robert, 4 Newgate St, Newcastle, carver and gilder (1838). [D]

Fraser, William, 6 Stafford Pl., Richmond Row, Liverpool, upholder (1834). [D]

Fraser & Scott, 12 Francis St, Tottenham Ct Rd, London, cm (1817–19). [D]

Fray, John, Chowbent, Bolton, Lancs., joiner and cm (1818–25). [D]

Frazer, John, Liverpool, cm (b. 1783–d. 1827). Trading at 4 Ward St in 1811. Death aged 44, in Manchester but late of Liverpool, reported in Liverpool Mercury, 6 July 1827. [D]

Frazer, William, Last Lane, Dover, Kent, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Frazier, Thomas, Aldersgate St, London, cm (1822–35). Recorded at no. 113 in 1822, and no. 71 in 1835. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 11 September 1822 for £500 on household goods. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 490, ref. 995676]

Freame, —, Worcester, cm, u, auctioneer and appraiser. Two early 19th-century trade cards give addresses at 11 Goose Lane and 52 High St. The first, probably slightly earlier, shows a Klismos chair, a bed with a pediment bearing a Classical urn, and a bureau bookcase. The second card is embellished with splendid draped curtains across two windows, two chairs and a Classical sofa. [Heal and Hodgkin Colls, BM] On 8 December 1823 Freame of Worcester supplied Nicholas Pearse of Loughton Hall, Essex, and Marylebone, London, with a portable bidet costing £3. [Essex RO, D/DHt A1/3] Probably Charles or T. Freame.

Freame, Charles, Goose Lane, Five Doors from the Cross, Worcester, cabinet, upholstery and fancy chair manufactory, carver and gilder, paper hangings, carpets, fringes, portable tables, sofas, chair beds etc. (1820). [D]

Freame, Charles, Worcester, cm, u and fancy chair manufacturer (1818–40). Trading in partnership with Ann Freame at 11 Grove Lane in 1822 and 11 St Swithin St, 1830–40. Admitted freeman in 1818, and named in the Worcester freemen rolls on 1 December 1835. Trade card, c. 1820, shows sofa and two side chairs displayed against elaborately draped windows, and reads: ‘CHARLES FREAME, CABINET, UPHOLSTERY AND FANCY CHAIR MANUFACTURER &c. WORCESTER, CARVER, GILDERS &c. PAPER HANGINGS, CARPETS, FRINGES &c. PORTABLE TABLES, SOFA'S, CHAIR BEDS &c. AUCTIONEER & APPRAISER. FUNERALS FURNISHED.’ [D; D. Whitehead, The Book of Worcester, p. 65]

Freame, Frederick, 76 Well St, Oxford St, London, cm and chairmaker (1826–27). [D]

Freame, Henry, London, u (1828–35). Admitted freeman of Worcester in 1828, and named in the freemen rolls on 1 December 1835.

Freame, T., Goose Lane, Worcester, cm and u (1820). [D] See Freame, —, and Charles Freame.

Freare, John, Knottingley, near Ferrybridge, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Freckleton, Henry, Preston, Lancs., u and innkeeper (1778–82). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., February 1778. Named in the Preston Guild record of burgesses in 1782.

Fredric, George, 10 Crown St, Soho, London, cm (1826–27). [D]

Free, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., trunk, chest and box maker and lottery agent (1790–1834). Addresses given at The Butchery, 1790–1803; 20 Queen St, 1806–17 and 1831–34; and no. 12, 1821–26. Trading as Thomas & Son, trunk and portmanteau manufacturers, in 1831. [D]

Freelove, —, address unrecorded. On 13 September 1739 he proposed providing bedding in the new wards at St Bartholomew's Royal Hospital, London. Mentioned again in connection with the Hospital on 24 July 1740, and 5 February 1741. [St Bartholomew's archives, Ha 1/11 Journal, 1734–48, pp. 203, 236 and 249]

Freelove, Richard, address unrecorded, upholder (1713–d. 1776). Son of William Freelove, yeoman of Kilburne. App. to Charles Williams on 3 June 1713, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 15 February 1721. Named as master in 1751. Took app. named Andrew Braint, 1743–58. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Freelove, Richard, London, u (1726–36). Addresses given at Little Ormond Yd, Ormond St in 1726; Ormond St, 1728– 32; and Queen Sq., 1734. Named in newspapers, 1728–32. [Heal] Took out Sun Insurance policies on 24 June 1726 for £500; and on 5 March 1734 for £300 on household goods, stock in trade and goods in trust in his house. Supplied furniture (largely walnut, some mahogany and some gilt wood), chimney furniture and upholstery to the value of £391 1s 6d to Temple Newsam House, Leeds, between May 1728 and July 1729; and July to December 1736. [Poll bk; GL, Sun MS vol. 23, p. 21; vol. 38, ref. 63231; Conn., December 1964, p. 224; Furn. Hist., 1967]

Freelove, William, Lincoln's Inn Fields, near Clare Mkt, London, upholder and broker (1726). Notice in the press, 21 April 1726 read: ‘I, John Henley, clerk, teacher, or preacher to a congregation of protestants dissenting from the Church of England, scrupling infant baptism, pursuant to the statute in that case made, do hereby certify to his Majesty's justices of the peace now assembled in Quarter Sessions in Hicks Hall, that I have appointed the house now in the possession OF ONE William Freelove, upholder and broker, in Great Lincoln's Inn Fields, near Clare Market, in the parish of St. Giles-in-the Fields, to assemble and meet in for religious worship.’ [Heal; Winterthur, Delaware, Symonds papers, 75×69.29]

Freelove, William, London, u (1756). Named in the Burlington papers, Chatsworth, in December 1756 receiving £13 12s. [Abstract of tradesmen's accounts, f. 16]

Freeman, —, London(?), u (1703). Named in the personal account book of the Duke of Leeds on 19 March 1703 being paid 14s. [YAS, DD5/39]

Freeman, —, London, cm (b. 1756–d. 1803). Death, aged 47, reported in Gents Mag., May 1803.

Freeman, —, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Freeman, —, Oxford, cm and joiner (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Freeman, Ant(h)ony, London, u (1722–27). In 1722 he supplied materials for a chair and canopy of state of crimson Genoa damask trimmed with gold and silver fringe to Stephen Poyntz, ‘one of His Majesty's Ambassadors Extra-ordinary’. In 1727 he provided another ambassador with a canopy of estate, cushions and stools, all covered with damask and costing £34, supplied to Kensington Palace. [Winterthur, Delaware, Symonds papers, 75×64.14, p. 133; PRO, LC9/287, pp. 1522–153]

Freeman, Charles, Halesworth, Suffolk, cm (1824). [D]

Freeman, Edmund, Nantwich, Cheshire, u (d. 1788). Buried on 25 March 1788 as u and pauper. [Chester RO, PR]

Freeman, Edward, Bristol, u (1719). Took app. named Perkins in 1719. [S of G, app. index]

Freeman, Edward, Norwich, cm and chairmaker (1760–1803). On 19 April 1760 Edward Freeman, cm, son of Edward Freeman, carpenter was admitted a freeman of Norwich. He is recorded in the Norwich poll bk of 1768. The Norwich Chronicle, 11 September 1779 carried the advertisement ‘Now SELLING OFF at PRIME COST, at Freeman's Cabinet and Chair Warehouse, at the back of the Inns, Norwich, All Sorts of Goods in the Cabinet and Chair Branches; consisting of Mahogany and Wainscot Dining Tables of all Sizes, Tea, Card and Dressing Tables of all Sorts, Mahogany and Wainscot Desks, Book-cases, Bureaus and Chests of Drawers of all Sorts, forty Dozen of Mahogany and other Chairs of various Patterns, Tea Chests and Tea Trays, Variety of Jamb and Dressing Glasses, neat Oval Sconces, gilt Frames of the newest Patterns, Bureau and Four-post Bedsteads, and Bedding of all Sorts, handsom Beaufets new and second-hand and many other Articles in the Cabinet and Chair Trade’.

The Rev. James Woodforde, Rector of Weston Longueville, Norfolk, noted in his diary for October 1779, that Freeman at the Back of the Inns, Norwich, supplied him with ‘2 sets of Chest of Drawers in Mahogany, a Chest of Drawers of Ditto and half a Dozen new Ash Chairs for my Kitchen pd in Part 1; 1;0’. He subsequently paid Freeman £10 15s.

Chase's Directory, 1783 records him at no. 20 Back of the Inns but from Bailey's British Directory, 1784 up to his last entry in Peck's Norwich Directory, 1803 he is recorded at no. 16. [Norwich freemen admission reg.; Antique Collector, December 1953; The Diary of James Woodforde] R.W.

Freeman, Elizabeth, 18 Rose & Crown Ct, Finsbury, London, u (1839). [D] See Rob. Freeman.

Freeman, Francis, 1 Little Newport St, London, tobacco seller and turner (1794). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 7 May 1794 for £950 on his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 401, ref. 628230]

Freeman, James, Norwich, cm (1798–1818). The Universal British Directory, 1798 contains the first record of James Freeman. He was enrolled as a freeman of Norwich on 24 February 1811. The Norwich poll bk of 1818 lists him in the parish of St Peter Mancroft. [Norwich freemen rolls]

Freeman, James, 2 Marlborough St, Southwark, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Freeman, Jeremiah and successors, Norwich, carvers and gilders (1792–1850). Jeremiah Freeman, carver was admitted a freeman of Norwich on 18 June 1792. The Universal British Directory, 1798, Peck's Norwich Directories, 1801, 1803 and Holden's, 1805 list him as a carver and gilder at 2 London Lane, Norwich. This is the address on a trade card [GL] which states: ‘FREEMAN, Carver and Gilder, Looking-Glass Manufacturer, and Print-Seller, No. 2, London-lane Norwich, Makes all kinds of Furniture in Carving and Gilding; variety of Looking-glasses, Girandoles, Brackets, Gold Border for Rooms &c. &c. in the first style of elegance’. Berry's Directory, 1810 lists Freeman & Son, carvers and gilders at London Lane, no doubt Jeremiah and William Freeman of London Lane, whose invoices made out to Wm Foster are dated between 1814–20, that of 1814, for £17 3s 6d including a chimney glass in a gild frame at £15 15s 6d. Their label is also found on one of four torchères at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, headed ‘Jeremiah and William Freeman, Carvers, Gilders & Looking-Glass Manufacturers, Wholesale & Retail, No. 2, London-Lane, Norwich’. The will of Jeremiah Freeman was proved at Norwich in 1823. William Freeman is listed in the Norwich poll bk of 1818. Pigot's Directories, 1822 and 1830 record him as a carver, gilder and looking-glass manufacturer at 2 London Lane (altered to St by 1830). The directories from 1836–50 list him as a cm, u, carver, gilder and mahogany merchant at 2 London St and Pottergate. William Freeman also used a trade label, a copy of which is on a gilt Rococo-style table with a marble top at Blickling Hall, Norfolk. This has the address ‘London & SWAN LANE, Norwich’ (Swan Lane runs from London St to Bedford St, formerly part of Pottergate) with the words London and Norwich in bold type, which has caused confusion as indicating a London branch of the business. No record of this has been found and it was most probably arranged that way so that the type was balanced although giving the idea of a London connection was probably not unwelcome. William Philip Barnes Freeman, carver and gilder, son of William Freeman, carver and gilder was admitted a freeman of Norwich on 25 July 1835. [Norwich freemen reg.; invoices, Norwich Local Hist. Lib.; Nat. Trust guide to Felbrigg Hall; Norfolk Record Soc., index of wills; Furn. Hist., 1974] R.W.

Freeman, Jeremiah, London Lane, Norwich, carver and gilder (1808). [D]

Freeman, John Norwich, cm and u (1801–12). Peck's Norwich Directory, 1801 and Berry's of 1810 both record John Freeman at 11 and 12 Upper Market. The last poll bk to list his name is that of 1812. He was also a subscriber to Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. In 1802 he supplied furnishings to the value of almost £2,000 to John Worth, The White House, Oakley, Norfolk. This included equipping the dining-room, drawing-room, study, bedrooms etc. Extracts from the account are liberally quoted and chairs, sideboard, tables and cabinets are illustrated by H. M. Walker, Conn., LXIX (1924).

Freeman, John, Upper Market St, Norwich, cm (1808). [D]

Freeman, Jonah, Laxton's Ct, Long Acre, Southwark, London, cm (1786). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 4 July 1786 for £56 on household goods and £130 on utensils and stock in his workshop. [GL, Sun MS vol. 339, p. 28]

Freeman, Jos., 7 Broad St, Golden Sq., London, carver and gilder (1823). [D; Furn. Hist., 1974]

Freeman, Joseph, near the Turnpike, Borough Rd, London, looking-glass frame maker (1803). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 13 June 1803 for £1,200 of which £600 accounted for untensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 426, ref. 747839]

Freeman, Joseph, 29 John St, Tottenham Ct Rd, London, carver and gilder (1829). [D]

Freeman, Matthew, Dolphin Ct, Ludgate Hill, London, cm (1778). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1778 for £100, £80 on utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 271, p. 26]

Freeman, Matthew, 28 Addle Hill, Doctors Common, London, cm (1787–89). Insured household goods for £100 on 9 April 1787. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 344, p. 393]

Freeman, Rob., Rose & Crown Ct, Moorfields, London, chair and sofa manufacturer (1823–37). Recorded at no. 17, 1823–28; and no. 18, 1829–35. [D] See Elizabeth Freeman.

Freeman, Thomas, Wood St, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks., joiner and cm (1828–30). [D]

Freeman, W., 4 Praed St, Paddington, London, u (1826–27). [D]

Freeman, William, Chesham, Bucks., chairmaker (1725). Took app. named Rolls in 1725. [S of G, app. index]

Freeman, William, Norwich, cm (1811–39). William Freeman, cm was enrolled as a freeman of Norwich on 24 February 1811. He is recorded in the poll bk of 1812 at St Andrew's and that of 1830 in the parish of St Simon and St Jude. Robson's Directory, 1839 lists him as a general furniture maker and broker at St Andrews. A plain mahogany two door cupboard of approximately this date has been noted with ‘From Freemans/MANUFACTORY/St. ANDREWS NORWICH’ stencilled on the back (Fig. 17). William Hicklenton, cm, app. of William Freeman, was admitted a freeman of Norwich on 3 May 1818. [Moss's of Baldock, 125 Years of Cabinetmaking (Exhib. cat.) July 1984; Norwich freemen reg.]

R.W.

Freeman, William, Water Lane, Faversham, Kent, chairmaker (1832–34). [D]

Freer, John, George St, Tamworth, Staffs., chairmaker (1818). [D]

Freer, John, Oldbury, Tewkesbury, Glos., chairmaker (1827). [PR(bapt.)]

Freer, Matthias, York, carver and gilder (1760). Son of Matthias Freer of Gawthorpe; app. to Christopher Fairbank, carver and gilder, on 12 April 1760. [York app. reg.]

Freetum, William, Richmond, Yorks., cm (1818). [PR(bapt.)]

Freiker & Henderson, New Bond St, London, carvers and gilders (1813–18). Worked at Carlton House, preparatory to fitting up the Pagoda and Chinese Pavillion in the Orange Groves in the Gardens. They were paid £23 12s on 10 October 1813 for ‘removing old Chinese ornaments, arranging ditto — & preparing & cleaning the same for the Pagoda and Pavillion. Assisting the decorators in fitting them up and the tables — and removing, repairing, cleaning and putting away after the dejeuné.’ On 10 October 1818 their bill totalled £899 2s for work done in the Entrance Room at Carlton House, comprising ‘4 richly carved panels for door heads consisting vitruvious foliage … 4 rich frames surrounding pictures … 154 feet of 4″ moulding … Work on mouldings in large blue velvet room and small blue velvet room.’ [Royal Household accounts, PRO, LC11/15 and 18]

Frembly, John, 1 Belvidere Pl., St George's Fields, London, looking-glass frame maker (1820). [D]

French, —, address unrecorded, u (1836–39). Recorded in the account books of 3rd Lord Braybrooke of Audley End, Essex, London, and Billingbear, Berks., in April 1836 receiving £6 0s 3d; and in June 1839, £6 5s 6d. [Essex RO, D/DBy/A363]

French, C., 8 Nottingham St, Marylebone, London, cm, u etc. (1820). [D]

French, Flanders, St Neots, Hunts., chairmaker (1764). [Hunts. RO, trade index, marriage bonds]

French, George, Long St, Dursley, Glos., plumber, glazier, painter, sign writer and gilder (1820). [D]

French, J., Weaverham, Cheshire, clockcase maker. The gilt inscription ‘J. French, Cabinet Maker, Weaverham, Cheshire’ has been recorded on the hood-frieze of at least six long-case clocks by Richards of Weaverham.

French, J., Lancaster, caner (1800). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

French, John, Canterbury, Kent, cm (1741). [Canterbury freemen rolls]

French, John, 10 Queen St, Cheapside, London, u and cm (1784–94). Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by redemption by order of the Court of Aldermen on 7 April 1784. Trade card, c. 1785, is the same in design to that of Elward & Marsh. Declared bankrupt, Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 19 January 1789. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; Banks Coll., BM]

French, John, 10 Holywell Row, Shoreditch, London, cabinet varnisher (1826–27). [D]

French, John, 10 Upper Fitzroy St, Fitzroy Sq., London, cm and upholder (1826–28). [D]

French, John, 2 Clipstone St, Fitzroy Sq., London, u (1839). [D]

French, Michael, Heighington, Co. Durham, joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

French, Robert, 43 Savile St, Hull, Yorks., joiner and bedstead manufacturer (1826). [D]

French, Thomas, London(?), cm (1731). In 1731 he received £44 16s 2d for unspecified work done for James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos at Canons, Middlx. [Huntington Lib., California, MS ST/82, p. 81]

French, Thomas, Clayton St, Colne, Lancs., chairmaker (b. c. 1801–1841). Aged 40 at the time of the 1841 Census.

French, Thomas, 30 Newington Causeway, London, cm etc. (1816). [D]

French, William, London, cm, u and undertaker (1803–39). Trading at 7 Edward St, Portman Sq., 1820–39. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. [D]

Frerars, Pet., 67 Quadrant, Regent St, London, carver and gilder (1835). [D]

Fretwell, Allen, Pontefract, Yorks., cm and appraiser (d. 1788). Notice in Leeds Intelligencer, 3 June 1788 read: ‘Saturday night Allen Fretwell died — for many years a considerable appraiser & cabinet maker (in Pontefract).’

Fret(t)well, Allen, 128 (High) Holborn, London, cm and auctioneer (1789–93). Named in Bailey's list of bankrupts, 1790. [D]

Fretwell, Peter, Leeds, Yorks., journeyman cm (1791). Named in the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers’ Book of Prices, 1791, amongst journeymen in basic sympathy with its contents.

Fretwell (or Fretwill), William, Cherry St, Birmingham, upholder (1800–18). [D]

Fretwill, Mary, Cherry St, Birmingham, u (1822). [D]

Fricker, Charles, Town's-end, Kingston, Surrey, u etc. (1822). [D]

Fricker, James, Kingston, Surrey, u (1826–32). Recorded at Pig Mkt in 1826, and Church St, 1832. [D]

Fricker, Thomas, New St Sq., Fetter Lane, London, glass seller (1777). Daily Advertiser, 4 July 1777 anounced that Fricker had ceased to be in partnership with Purcell. [Wills, LookingGlasses]

Fricker & Henderson, New Bond St, London, paper-hanging warehouse (c. 1820–23). Directories during the first decade of the 19th century record the firm at no. 161, and at no. 80, 1820–21. Executed carving and gilding at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, c. 1820, including the Music Room, costing £1,321 1s 10d; the Saloon, more that £3,000; and the Banqueting Room, £7,944 8s 2d, the latter including £216 18s for the chimney glasses. [D; Wills, Looking-Glasses] See Henderson and Jas. Henderson.

Friend, Caril, London, upholder (1746–d. 1779/80). Son of George Friend I, upholder of London, and brother of George Friend II. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by patrimony on 5 February 1746/47, and master in 1773. Declared insolvent in 1775. Recorded in Clerkenwell in 1778. Father of George Friend III. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Friend, George I, London, u (1709–d. 1741). Trading near the Pump, Watling St, 1713–32. Father of George Friend II and Caril Friend; grandfather of George Friend III. Master of the Upholders’ Co. in 1741. Took apps named John Wattson 1709–16/17; Andrew Milhum in 1715; Isaac Cooke, 1715– 22; Thomas Stratford in 1722; William Kilpin, 1725–33/34; Samuel Whiting, 1728–35; George Friend II, 1732/33–1741; and Thomas Whitworth, 1735–44. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 27 April 1713 on his goods; and a Hand in Hand policy on 14 August 1716 for £225 on his dwelling. Named in newspapers, 1726–32. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 3, ref. 3076; GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 16, p. 112; Heal]

Friend, George II, London, upholder (1732–d. 1784). Recorded in Clerkenwell, 1778–81. Son of George Friend I, upholder of London, and brother of Caril Friend. App to his father on 31 January 1732/33, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 16 December 1741. Named as master in 1769. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Friend, George III, London, upholder (1775–1802). Trading at St James Walk, Clerkenwell, 1794–1802. Son of Caril Friend; admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by patrimony on 3 May 1775. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Friend, James, The Parade, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Tunbridge-ware manufacturer and fancy repository (1810–39). [D; poll bk; trade card, Johnson Coll., Bodleian Lib., Oxford; Kent RO, Speldhurst poor rate bks, P344/11/1]

Friend, Thomas, Canterbury, Kent, u (1704). [Canterbury freemen rolls]

Friend, Thomas, Canterbury, Kent, cm and furniture broker (1826–39). Addresses given at 5 Best Lane, 1826–29; 15 Orange St, 1832–34; and 75 Northgate, 1838–39. [D; poll bk]

Friend, Thomas, High St, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, cm (1827). [D]

Friend & Vinton, 140 High St, Ramsgate, Kent, cm, brokers and undertakers (1838–39). [D]

Frint, Charles, Norwich, chairmaker (1744–90). Son of William Frint; admitted freeman on 12 May 1744. [Poll bks; Norwich freemen rolls]

Frisby, Thomas, address unrecorded, cm (1826). His son, James of London, admitted freeman of Leicester in 1826 as a servant. [Leicester freemen rolls]

Frith, Gabriel, St James's, Westminster, London, upholder (1741–46). Took out Hand in Hand Insurance policies in 1741 for £400, £250 and again £250; assigned to John Aldridge in 1746. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 62, refs 13736, 67529 and 67530]

Frith, H., address unrecorded. Impressed mark, ‘H. FRITH’, recorded on two pieces of mid-Regency furniture, stamped on upper edge of door; one is a marble-topped cabinet with brass inlay and glazed double doors.

Frith, William, address unrecorded, upholder (1743–52). Son of William Frith, barber of Surrey; app. to Thomas Parkes on 7 December 1743, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 2 April 1752. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Frizell, George, Cornwallis Sq., South Shields, Co. Durham, cm and joiner (1828–29). [D]

Froggart (or Froggatt), Abraham, Brook St, Chorlton Row, Manchester, u (1825–36). Trading at no. 7 in 1825; no. 13, 1829–33; and no. 37 in 1836. [D]

Frogley, Arthur, Oxford, master carpenter (1664–95). Worked on the Sheldonian Theatre as master carpenter with Wren, 1664–69. Carried out the panelling in the Hall at Brasenose, and his bill survives for benches, chairs and tables made for it, 1683–84. Carried out the woodwork in the chapel of St Edmund's Hall, 1680–82; and in 1695 the scroll-work altar rails at St Mary's, Trinity College Chapel at a cost of £5 8s. [Wren Soc., vol. XIX, p. 82]

Frohock, John, Silver St, Bedford, cm and u (1839). [D]

Frool, Henry, Coombe St, Exeter, Devon, cm (1836). Son Jesse bapt. at St Mary Major on 17 March 1836. [PR(bapt.)]

Froom, William, 136 Strand, London, carver and gilder, looking-glass manufacturer (1825–39). Trading as Froom & Crib(b) in 1829. [D] Handwritten bill on unheaded paper, dated 1826, lists four ornamental frames for looking-glasses and a pair of carved eagle brackets, supplied by Froom at a total cost of £110 17s. Bill notes in addition a pair of carved and gilt brackets forwarded for approval. [Cornwall RO, CCR DN CN 3445/1–18 (12)] In 1829 Froom & Cribb supplied a Louis XIV-style overmantel to Kilruddery, Co. Wicklow. [C. Life, 21 July 1977, p. 149]

Frost, Daniel, address unrecorded, u (1787–90). Provided furniture for Stoneleigh Abbey, Warks., between 3 April and 22 June 1787, costing £9 6s 4d. Between March and August 1788 items supplied included an inlaid fire screen stand, £1 1s; an oak chest bed and bedding, £7 19s 1d; ‘2 pillow & claw stands Inlaid’, £2 10s; and ‘A Large Mahogany Cabinett Inlaid frame sash front glaz'd’, at £9 16s. From December 1789 to September 1790 Frost's bill lists four mahogany state chairs with stools, costing a total of £29; ‘A Cormode chest of Drawers banded’, £8 10s; ‘6 Japan'd chairs’, £3 12s; a mahogany wardrobe, £9 9s; and ‘A Black & gold frame glaz'd’, 6s 6d. [Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Leigh receipts DR 18/5]

Frost, George, Newmarket, Cambs., carpenter and cm (1776). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1776 for £300 of which £60 accounted for stock and workshop. [GL, Sun MS vol. 247, p. 346]

Frost, George, 2 Manor St, Clapham, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Frost, Henry, Exeter, Devon, cm (1830–40). Recorded in Longbrook St, 1839–40. Children bapt. at St Sidwell's: Ellen Elizabeth on 24 June 1830 and Helen on 28 October 1835. [D; PR(bapt.)]

Frost, James, Norwich, cm (1771). Admitted freeman, not by apprenticeship, on 20 March 1771. [Norwich freeman reg.]

Frost, James, High St, Clapham, London, cm and u (1832–39). In 1837 he was paid £23 17s 6d by James Brogden, MP, for two new bedsteads, and repairing, renovating and re-upholstering chairs. [D; Essex RO, D/DSe 10]

Frost, Matthew, Exeter, Devon, cm (1832). [Voters list]

Frost, Richard, Broomhall, Chester, chairmaker (1741). Took app. named Whitaker in 1741. [S of G, app. index]

Frost, Richard, Cullompton, Devon, cm (1823–38). Recorded in Fore St, 1830–38. [D]

Frost, Samuel, Well St, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, chairmaker (1836). [Poll bk]

Frost, Sam., West St, Wiveliscombe, Som., cm (1839). [D]

Frost, Thomas, Norwich, u (1660–1710). Former app., James Thompson, admitted freeman on 23 January 1660. [Norwich freemen rolls; poll bk]

Frost, Thomas, Canterbury and Faversham, Kent, cm (1818–39). Addresses given at Jewry Lane, Canterbury in 1818; Faversham, 1830–38, in Tanner St, 1838. [D; poll bks]

Frost, Thomas, 2 Narrow Weir, Bristol, cm and undertaker (1828–31). [D]

Frost, William, Sidwell St, Exeter, Devon, chair caner (b. 1783–d. 1834). Named in Exeter Journal, 1827–34. Death, aged 51 ‘after a long illness’, reported in Exeter Flying Post, 7 August 1834.

Frowd, Joseph, 21 Francis St, Tottenham Ct Rd, London, u and undertaker (1808). [D]

Froy, William, London, carver and gilder (1826–39). Trading at 3 Mansion House Pl., Camberwell, 1826–27, and 11 Dorville Row, Hammersmith, 1839. [D]

Fruin, William, 192 High St, Cheltenham, Glos., cm (1839). [D]

Fry, Edward, Fareham, Hants., cm and upholder (1781–84). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for £1,000 of which utensils, stock, workshop and warehouse accounted for £450. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 290, p. 536]

Fry, H., Albion St, Cheltenham, Glos., cabinet carver (1839). [D]

Fry, James, Magdalen St, Exeter, Devon, cm (1818). Daughters Esther and Jane bapt. at Holy Trinity Church on 21 January 1818. [PR(bapt.)]

Fry, James, Cheltenham, Glos., carver and gilder (1820–39). Recorded at 8 St James's St in 1820, 6 Henrietta St, 1822–30, and Henrietta St, 1839. [D]

Fry, John, The Parade, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, cm, u and Tunbridge-ware manufacturer (1789–1829). Trade card, 1801, shows putti, one packing a parcel labelled ‘Tunbridge Wares’. [D; Kent RO, U749/E15–9; Banks Coll., BM]

Fry, Mary, Parade, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Tunbridge-ware maker (1772–78). In October 1778 she provided a loom, frame and broom for Gertrude, Dowager Duchess of Bedford. The bill for this is endorsed ‘for Tunbridge ware’, and totals £2 2s. [Bedford Office, London]

Fry, Richard, Brighton, Sussex, Tunbridge-ware manufacturer (1824–30). Addresses given at 57 Cavendish St in 1824; Nelson St in 1825; and Carlton Row in 1830. Named in the Brighton rate book, August 1824. Son Alfred bapt. in 1825 and daughter Prusilla in 1830. [D; Brighton RO, SB 351. 2 BRI rate bk; E. Sussex RO, PR(bapt.)]

Fry, Samuel, 1 Lambeth Terr., London, chair and sofa maker (1839). [D]

Fry, Thomas, Blandford, Dorset, joiner and cm (1762). Took app. named Muston in 1762. [S of G, app. index]

Fry, Thomas, 16 Broad St, Bristol, carver and gilder (1801–17). Trading also at 4 Kington's Buildings, 1810–17. [D]

Fry, William, 2 New Dock St, Hull, Yorks., cm (1818). [D]

Fry, William, Constance Ct, Bridewell Lane, Bristol, cabinet carver (1832). [D]

Fryer, —, 19 Old Cavendish St, London, u (1803). See Edward Foxhall & Fryer.

Fryer, Benjamin, Broad Wear, Bristol, carpenter and cm (1805–07). [D]

Fryer, Francis, King St, Cheapside, London, wholesale u (1759–68). [D] See Robert & Ralph Fryer.

Fryer, George, Masham, Yorks., joiner and cm (1828–29). [D]

Fryer, James, 16 Sheppard St, Hanover Sq., London, upholder (1790–93). [D]

Fryer, Jonathan, West Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 1806–41). Aged 35 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Fryer, Michael, York, cm (1819–23). Trading at Fossgate in 1823. His son, Ralph Page Fryer, was app. to George Stones on 29 March 1819. [D; York app. reg.]

Fryer, Ralph Page, York, cm (1819). Son of Michael Fryer, cm; app. to George Stones, cm, on 29 March 1819. [York app. reg.]

Fryer, Ralph, Barn St, Little Bolton, Lancs., cm (1840). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1840. [GL, Sun MS vol. 267, ref. 1332114]

Fryer, Richard, Bristol, cm (1758–75). Recorded at 21 Wilder St in 1775. Took apps named Bailly in 1758 and Flower in 1759. [D; S of G, app. index]

Fryer (or Fryar), Richard, 13 Guildford St, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder (1828–37). Addresses given at 16 Bond St, 1828– 30, and 13 Guildford St, 1834–37. [D]

Fryer, Robert & Ralph, London, wholesale u and cm (1767– 93). Trading together at 23 King St, Cheapside, 1767–68; and 23 Aldermanbury, 1769–70. Robert is recorded there alone, 1770–79; and at 24 Addle St, 1790–93. Robert and Ralph were declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., August 1768; and the sale of their stock in trade was announced in the Public Advertiser, 25 October 1768. [D] See Francis Fryer.

Fryer, Robert, York, cm (1822). Son of Michael Fryer; app. to John Taylor, cm, on 5 March 1822. [York app. reg.]

Fryer, Thomas, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1789 working on a Guardavin. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/95, p. 526]

Fuhrlohg, Christopher, 24 Tottenham Ct Rd, between Percy St and Hanaway Yd, 22 Gerard St, and 12 Gt Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, cm, inlayer and u (b. c. 1740–d. after 1787). Christopher Fuhrlohg came from a Swiss family which emigrated to Sweden. He was born in Stockholm in about 1740 as the 4th child of the master cm Johan Hugo Fürloh (1724–47). It is not known to whom he was app., but he set off on his travels as a journeyman with his friend Georg Haupt, who eventually became his brother-in-law, in 1762. They worked in Amsterdam and, by 1764, were both in Paris, probably employed in the workshop of Simon Oeben. There are no signed or otherwise documented works by Christopher Fuhrlohg undertaken during his employment in France. However, a piece signed by Georg Haupt and made in 1767 for the Duc de Choiseul's country seat, the Château de Chanteloup represents the newly developing, severe Neoclassical taste to which the two young Swedish cm were exposed in Paris.
Fuhrlohg came to London, either late in 1766, or very early in 1767. He was joined by Haupt in 1768, and it is thought that both were given employment by John Linnell at his workshop in Berkeley Sq. Fuhrlohg's connection with John Linnell is firmly established by the presence in the album of John Linnell's furniture drawings [V & A Print Dept, E 59– 414, 1929] of a design for a marquetry commode. The commode itself, executed after this design, is signed and dated in ink on the carcase ‘Christopher Fuhrlohg fecit 1767’. It was supplied to the 5th Earl of Carlisle, a client of John Linnell, probably for Castle Howard, where it still survives. [J. Hayward, 1972]
1769 was a year of change for the small group of Swedish cm, all friends and inter-related, who were to spend time in London. Georg Haupt was recalled to Sweden as Royal cm. Another cm, Carl Gustav Martin arrived and set up in Dean St, Soho with a member of his family, David Martin, described in London directories as a ‘Furniture designer’ who had come to London in 1765. Yet another relation, the painter Elias Martin, who had come to London with Haupt, also lived in the same house in Dean St. More important to Fuhrlohg was the arrival in 1769 of his half-brother Johann Christian Linning with whom he was to set up his own workshop at 24 Tottenham Ct Rd. The rate bks for that address do not survive before 1773 but they record Fuhrlohg's presence in that year and until 1784. It is, therefore, not possible to establish exactly in which year Fuhrlohg left the Linnell workshop to make his own way with Linning. It seems probable that it was in 1769. Fuhrlohg's first trade card [Banks Coll., BM] however, makes no mention of his halfbrother. It is engraved with a picturesque scene of a ruined tomb inscribed ‘Fuhrlohg Cabinet Maker in the Modern, Grecian and Chinese Taste, No. 5 between Percy Street & Hannaway Yard, Tottenham Court Road at the most reasonable prices’. The wording is couched to describe the transitional stylistic phase between the ‘modern’ or outgoing Rococo taste and the newly developing severity of the Parisian Grecian or ‘à la Greque’ manner, contrasted with the interest in Chinoiserie still prevalent in England. The reference to ‘reasonable prices’ also suggests that this trade card was designed for a cm anxious to establish himself and was probably printed in about 1769 or 70.
Fuhrlohg was clearly an accomplished inlayer as well as being a cm with experience of the latest Parisian fashions. A pair of elaborately inlaid commodes in the transitional style survive. One, formerly in the Knapp Coll. (Sotheby's, 11 April 1975, lot 140), is signed ‘C. Fuhrlohg Fecit MDCCLXXII’. The pair to this piece is in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight. Both introduce marquetry roundels after Angelica Kauffmann whose name is inscribed upon one representing Classical nymphs and also parquetry decoration. [J. Hayward, 1972] On the basis of the pair, a number of other pieces, including a commode in the MMA, NY, two smaller commodes in the same museum, two square piano cases and a writing-table at Alnwick Castle, Northumb. have been identified. [Streeter, 1971] These pieces probably date between 1772 and 1777. The pianos were both made by Frederick Beck, one dated 1775 and the other 1777. Fuhrlohg was well-informed concerning the sources from which he could draw ideas for the marquetry roundels with Classical figures used to ornament his pieces. They included Philippe de Stosch's Gemmae Antiquae Caelatae, Amsterdam, 1724, Le Pitture Antiche d'Ercolano, Naples, 1760 and Pierre François d'Hancarville's publication of Sir William Hamilton's collection of vases, Naples 1766–67. [J. Hayward, 1977]
Such marquetry roundels could also be sold individually. Fuhrlohg's compatriot, Carl Gustav Martin was the first of the group of Swedish inlayers to exhibit his work at the Free Society of Artists in 1771. He was followed by Christopher Fuhrlohg who exhibited ‘A Bacchante in Inlay’ in 1773 from his address at ‘24, Tottenham Court Road, between Percy Street and Hanaway Yard’.
In 1774 he showed ‘A Venus attired by the Graces’ and ‘A Flora in Inlay’, while Linning exhibited ‘The Muse Erato’, and ‘Diana, a circle’ in 1774 and 1775, his address being given as ‘Inlayer at Mr. Fuhrlogh's, 24 Tottenham Court Rd’. It was Linning's last year in London for he returned to Sweden in 1776. It is clear that 24 Tottenham Ct Rd (between Percy St and Hanaway Yd) was the same address as that quoted on Fuhrlohg's first trade card where ‘No. 5’ is mentioned but this is, nevertheless, also between Percy St and Hanaway Yd. There may have been changes in the street numbering system to account for this apparent inconsistency. His address was again given as 24 Tottenham Ct Rd in 1778 when he advertised in Morning Post, 13 February ‘that during the summer months he has compleated several curious and elegant pieces of furniture, inlayed after the designs of the most eminent artists, and will think himself honoured by the visits of amateurs of this kind of work; and he flatters himself that his ‘customers will have every reason to be satisfied with their purchases, as he is able to answer for the goodness of the work which he continues to sell at the most reasonable terms’. Fuhrlohg's second trade card reveals his appointment as cm to the Prince of Wales. It is a dignified design, headed by the Prince of Wales’ feathers and inscribed ‘Fuhrlohg Ebeniste to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 24 Tottenham Court Road’. [J. Hayward, 1972] The date of his appointment is unknown but it was before 1783. His work for the Prince is not recorded in detail. The Windsor Castle archives contain only ledger entries listing payments of £8 9s 6d in 1784 and £19 9s in 1785 for work at Carlton House undertaken under William Gaubert. Further payments are listed of £10 16s on 5 January 1786 and 5 July 1787. [Windsor RA 88620, RA 88663] He must, however, have delivered commodes and tables to his royal patron at an earlier date as the ledgers show payments to the bronze founder, Dominique Jean, as follows: By Mr. Gaubert's orders. Work done for His royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
1783 Nov. 3: Cleaning the ornaments of two commodes gilt in ormolu and 3 tables gilt'd & Gilding, several pieces deld. to Mr. furlogh £18
Dec. 28: Gilding the ornaments of an inlaid commode delivered to furlohg £3
2 plain Branches, 1 square iron, springs and 1 branch for three Candles silvered, delivered to Mr Furlogh
Dominique Jean evidently had a close relationship with Furhlohg for whom he provided gilt cabinet mounts for furniture delivered to Lord Howard at Audley End, Essex on 9 June 1786. [V & A archives]
Until 1785, Fuhrlohg remained at 24 Tottenham Ct Rd. From this address he provided Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End with ‘an inlaid commode’ on 15 February 1779. [Essex RO, D/DBy/A37/2] In 1783 the Duke of Portland was supplied with a secretaire and had his travelling case repaired. [Nat. Reg. of Archives, no. 3, 1971, no. 2804] Fuhrlohg was also employed by the Dilettanti Society between 1780–83. [Minutes of the Dilettanti Soc.; C. Harcourt-Smith] He is regularly recorded in Kent's London Directory between 1776–83, and again from 1785–87 as a cm and inlayer. In 1784 he appears, instead in Bailey's British Directory as ‘upholder’.
In 1785 Fuhrlohg moved to 22 Gerard St North where he appears in the rate bks as ‘Christopher Fuhrlohg & Co.’. This property consisted of a dwelling house, coach house and stable, with loft above, which he insured with contents and stock, with the Sun Co. on 14 January 1786 for a total of £900, and on 1 February 1787 for £2,000. [GL, Sun MS vol. 335, p. 217 and vol. 343, p. 52 respectively] By this time, as Bailey's British Directory indicates, the range of his activity was wide. Between June 1786 and February 1787 the bills he rendered to Lord Howard at Audley End totalled £60 3s 4d for items as varied as an inlaid commode and a large dressing table, to 53 feet of mahogany, 19 ft of mahogany veneer, castors and gilt screws, lacquered brass joints and a painted flower stand on castors. [Essex RO, D/DA, 44/9, D/D By A44/11, D/D By A45/3] Just at this time he must have been extremely short of ready money for Christie's auctioned his household furniture and stock-in-trade at his Gerard St house on 21 February 1787. In the sale catalogue his stock is described as consisting of a ‘Great Variety of Elegant Mahogany and Sattin-Wood articles, curiously Inlaid, several of which are on new Constructions, such as Book-Cases, Commodes, Dining Tables, Secretaires, Pembroke, Card and Pier Tables, Two Eight Day Clocks, sundry Prints and Drawings, Six pieces of Irish Linen etc. etc.’
After this sale, Fuhrlohg moved to 12 Gt Russell St from which his last trade card was issued. Again headed by the Prince of Wales’ feathers, it is inscribed ‘C. Fuhrlohg Cabinet-maker, Inlayer and Ebeniste to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales No. 12 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Makes and sells all kinds of Inlaid work, executes all Orders in the Upholstery Cabinet-branches in the most modern taste with punctuality and dispatch on the lowest terms.’ [J. Hayward, 1972] His name does not appear in the rate bks for this last address and no reference to his name or work after 1787 has come to light. His influence as a cm in the introduction and development of the Neo-classical style and in the use of subtle marquetry decoration was vital. Only two apprenticeships to him have hitherto been noticed, that of Benjamin Gooden on 25 November 1771 for the fee of £21 and of John Pleasance on 29 July 1778 for the nominal fee of 5s. [PRO, IR1/27 and 29] The lack of apps may, perhaps be explained by Fuhrlohg's having preferred to engage his own compatriots of whom, as yet, too little is known. The painter, Elias Martin has left us a water-colour portrait of Christopher Fuhrlohg, inscribed ‘Fourlow Ebenist i London’, probably painted on Martin's second visit to London between 1788 and 1791. [Nordiska Museet, Stockholm (ill. J. Hayward, 1972)]
[A. Graves, Society of Artists of Great Britain, 1761–91, London, 1907; C. Harcourt-Smith, The Regalia and Pictures of the Society of Dilettanti, 1932, pl. vi; Arts Council Exhib. Cat., Elias Martin (1737–1818), 1963; H. Hayward, ‘The Drawings of John Linnell’, Furn. Hist., 1969; J. Hayward, ‘Christopher Fuhrlohg, an Anglo-Swedish Cabinet-Maker’, Burlington, CXI, 1969. pp. 648–55; C. Streeter, ‘Marquetry furniture by a brilliant London Master’, Met. Museum Bulletin, June 1971, Part 1, pp. 418–29; J. Hayward, ‘A newly discovered commode signed by Christopher Fuhrlohg’, Burlington, CXIV, 1972, pp. 704–12; J. Hayward, ‘A further note on Christopher Fuhrlohg’, Burlington, CXIX, 1977, pp. 486–93; H. Hayward and P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell, 1980; H. Hayward, ‘A Taste of Quality’, C. Life, June 1981, pp. 551–52. H.H.

Fulcher, Nathaniel, King's Rd, Chelsea, London, cm and u (1823). [D]

Fuller, James, Holt, Norfolk, cm and chairmaker (1830). [D]

Fuller, James, 29 Hyde St, Bloomsbury, London, furniture japanner (1835–39). [D]

Fuller, John, Colchester, Essex, u (d. 1684). Probate will dated 1684. [Wills at Chelmsford]

Fuller, John, ‘Three Cane Chairs’, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cane chairmaker (1699). Married Jane Simms at Holy Trinity Church in 1699. [Westminster Ref. Lib., PR]

Fuller, John, Windsor, Berks., carver and gilder (1798). [D]

Fuller, John, Swaffham, Norfolk, u (d. 1824). Will proved at Norwich in 1824. [Norfolk Record Soc., index of wills]

Fuller, Robert, Canterbury, Kent and London, cm (1780–96). Admitted freeman of Canterbury in 1780. Polled at Canterbury of Southwark in 1790; and St George's, London, 1796. [Canterbury freemen rolls and poll bks]

Fuller, Thomas, 31 Camomile St, London, upholder and cm (1809). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 7 September 1809 for £500 of which £150 accounted for stock and utensils. [GL, Sun MS vol. 443, ref. 834518]

Fuller, Thomas, Lewes, Sussex, cm (1812). [Poll bk]

Fuller, Thomas, St John St, Hereford, chairmaker and turner (1822). [D]

Fuller, William, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1815). Son bapt. in 1815. [PR(bapt.)]

Fuller & Levet, 13 Brownlow St, Holborn, London, cm, u, portable desk, dressing case, work box and pocket book manufacturers (1835–39). Trading as Fuller & Batley in 1835. [D]

Fullerton, Francis, Lenham's Buildings, Osborne St, Hull, Yorks., cm (1838–42). [D]

Fullerton, William, Manchester, upholder (1783–88). Named in Bailey's list of bankrupts, 1783. Trading at Smithy Door in 1788. [D]

Fulluck, Edmund, 18 Lawrence St, Birmingham, chairmaker (1835). [D]

Fulwood, Charles, at ‘The Eagle & Child’, Castle St, Leicester Fields, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, cm (1723). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 17 August 1723 for £300 on goods and merchandise in his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 16, ref. 29672]

Fungus, John, Counterslip, Bristol, chairmaker (1814). [D]

Furber, Jonathan, 6 Court, Upper Tower St, Birmingham, cabinet case maker (1835). [D]

Furber, William, 122 Gt Portland St (or Pl.), London, cm and u (1809–c. 1840). Recorded as S.W. Furber in 1835. Trade card, c. 1840, reads: ‘Cabinet manufacturer by appointment to Her Majesty’. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 23 January 1809 for £700, £450 accounting for stock, utensils and goods in trust; on 27 January 1812 for the same, with an extra £300 on his house and warehouse; on 2 February 1820 and 26 April 1821 for £1,400 on household goods, respectively at 27 and 26 Margaret St, Cavendish Sq.; on 15 November 1821 for £2,850, £2,000 on stock, utensils and goods in trust; on 14 November 1822 for £3,050, £2,000 on stock etc. and £200 on that in workshops in Little Portland St; on 30 October 1823 for £1,900; and a further policy in 1840. [D; Heal; GL, Sun MS vol. 448, ref. 825881; vol. 459, refs 867057 and 869244; vol. 483, ref. 962843; vol. 488, refs 978762 and 985443; vol. 493, ref. 997385; vol. 498, ref. 1008784; ref. 1339992]

Furguson, Thomas, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Furguson, William, Friernhay St, Exeter, Devon, carver and gilder (1830). [D]

Furley, Samuel, 35 (New) Bond St, London, carver, gilder and printseller (1784–89). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1784 for £800 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £250. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 324, p. 87]

Furlong, John, Powis St, Woolwich, London, cm and u (1832– 39). Trading at no. 131 in 1839. [D]

Furnas, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (1770). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., February 1770.

Furnass, Joseph, Newcastle, u (1763). App. to William Hudon; admitted freeman on 10 October 1763. [Newcastle freemen reg.]

Furneaux, John, London, cm and u (1829–39). Recorded at 44 Theobald's Rd in 1829; and 13 Duke St, Bishopsgate St in 1839. [D]

Furneaux, John, Green St, Middlx, cm (1832). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 20 April 1832.

Furner, William, Lymington, Hants., cm (1823). [D]

Furness, George, Birstal, Yorks., joiner and cm (1830–37). [D]

Furness, Martin, 377 Strand and 21 Belgrave Pl., Pimlico, London, cm and u (1827–28). [D] Probably Martin Furnis.

Furness (or Furnas), Thomas, Liverpool, cm (1766–74). Trading in Cleveland Sq. in 1772. Sale advertised in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 11 September 1767, of stable in Argyle St, tenanted by Thomas Furness, cm. On 25 December 1772 the same paper advertised sale by George Parker, auctioneer, ‘at the house of Thomas Furnas, Cabinet Maker, near the Old Dock at the Entrance in Cleveland Square, Several Pieces of very neat new made Cabinet Goods & Household Furniture.’

Furnihough, James, Church St, Leek, Staffs., joiner and cm (1818). [D]

Furnis, Martin, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Probably Martin Furness.

Furr, Thomas, 8 Hodgson's Ct, Hunter St, Liverpool, cm (1796). [D]

Furrance, Jacob, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk and London, chairmaker (1774–1818). App. to Samuel Bream; admitted freeman in 1774. Another Jacob, cm, son of Jacob Furrance, was admitted freeman by birth in 1796. Polled at Gt Yarmouth, 1777–1818, of London in 1795. [Gt Yarmouth freemen rolls and poll bks]

Furranie, Jacob, Jane St, St George's East, London, cm (1808). [D]

Furse (or Furze), Christopher, Exeter, Devon, carver and gilder (1796–1813). Recorded at Peter's Yd, 1796 in Exeter Pocket Journal; and St George's Lane, 1813. Daughter Sophia born in June 1802, and twins, Christopher and Rachel, born in September 1804, all bapt. on 29 January 1813, at St George's Church. [PR(bapt.)]

Furse, John, 39 Upper St, James's St, Brighton, Sussex, French polisher and japanner (1832–43). Advertisement in directory of 1843 gives addresses at nos 39–41; and offers thanks for ‘the liberal encouragement he has received for the last fourteen years’. [D]

Fursse & Clark, 3 Shepperton Pl., New North Rd, London, cm and chairmakers (1835). [D]

Furze, Mrs, North St, Bridgwater, Som., u (1840). [D]

Fusedale, John, Dartmouth St, Westminster, London, cm (1790–1808). Recorded at no. 13, 1790–93; and as Fusedale only, at no. 14 in 1808. [D]

Fusedale, Thomas & John, High Holborn, London, upholders (1778). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., May 1778.

Fusedale, Thomas, George St, Croydon, Surrey, cm, carver and gilder (1808). [D]

Fuss, George, Wye, Kent, u (1728). [Canterbury freemen rolls]

Fussell, John, 27 Joiners’ St, Lambeth Rd, London, cm and u (1839). [D]