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Brookshaw, George (bap. 1751, d. 1823), cabinet-maker and decorative painter  

Lucy Wood

Brookshaw, George (bap. 1751, d. 1823), cabinet-maker and decorative painter, was baptized at St Philip's Church, Birmingham, on 10 July 1751, one of three children of George Brookshaw (b. c.1722) and his wife, Mary Hawkes (b. c.1723); his elder brother, the engraver ...

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Brown, Ford Madox (1821–1893)  

Maker: Ford Madox Brown

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Ford Madox Brown (1821–1893) self-portrait, 1877 courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums. Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop. Photograph: Katya Kallsen © President and Fellows of Harvard College

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Brown, Ford Madox (1821–1893), painter and designer  

Tim Barringer

Brown, Ford Madox (1821–1893), painter and designer, was born at Calais, France, on 16 April 1821, the son of Ford Brown (d. 1842) and his wife, Caroline (d. 1839), the daughter of Tristram Maries Madox, of an old Kent yeoman family. ...

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Bullock, George (1784/5–1818), sculptor and cabinet-maker  

Clive Wainwright

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Bullock, George (1784/5–1818), sculptor and cabinet-maker, was the fourth son of James Bullock and his second wife, Sibylla, of Bristol, the owners of a travelling waxworks. His elder brother, William Bullock, became an artist, naturalist, explorer, and museum proprietor; a sister, Mary Ann...

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Chippendale, Thomas (bap. 1718, d. 1779), cabinet-maker and designer  

James Lomax

Chippendale, Thomas (bap. 1718, d. 1779), cabinet-maker and designer, was baptized on 5 June 1718 in the parish church of Otley, a small market town in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, the only child of John Chippindale (bap. 1690, d. 1768), joiner, and his first wife, ...

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Garner, Thomas (1839–1906), architect and designer  

Paul Waterhouse

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Garner, Thomas (1839–1906), architect and designer, was born at Wasperton Hill, Wasperton, Warwickshire, on 12 August 1839, the son of Thomas Garner (1795–1880), farmer, and his wife, Louisa Savage (b. c.1815). Brought up in country surroundings, he acquired as a boy a love of riding and a knowledge of horsemanship which he retained through life. In 1856, at the age of seventeen, he entered as a pupil the office of ...

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Godwin, Edward William (1833–1886), architect and designer  

Susan Weber Soros

Godwin, Edward William (1833–1886), architect and designer, was born at 12 Old Market Street, Bristol, on 26 May 1833, the son of William Godwin (c.1794–1846) and Ann Jones Davies (1795–1869). His father was a currier and a partner in Godwin, Smith & Co....

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Goodison, Benjamin (c. 1700–1767), cabinet-maker and undertaker  

Tessa Murdoch

Goodison, Benjamin (c. 1700–1767), cabinet-maker and undertaker, is of unknown parentage, although the surname is common in south Yorkshire. His occupation is first recorded in September 1719 when he signed for £500 from Sarah, duchess of Marlborough, for his master the London cabinet-maker ...

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Jessop [née Wilde], Ann (bap. 1782, d. 1864), cabinet-maker  

Julie Banham

Jessop [née Wilde], Ann (bap. 1782, d. 1864), cabinet-maker, was baptized at the church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield, on 9 May 1782, the daughter of Adam Wilde and his wife, Elizabeth. Nothing is known of her early life except that she was twice married: first at ...

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Knox, Archibald (1864–1933), designer and watercolour painter  

David M. Wilson

Knox, Archibald (1864–1933), designer and watercolour painter, was born on 9 April 1864, the fourth son of the seven children of Robert William Knox, marine engineer, and his wife, Ann, at Cronkborne, Tromode, Braddan, Isle of Man. His parents came from Scotland to the ...

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Papworth, John Buonarotti (1775–1847)  

Maker: William Brockedon

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John Buonarotti Papworth (1775–1847) by William Brockedon © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Papworth, John Buonarotti (1775–1847), architect and designer  

Arthur Cates

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Papworth, John Buonarotti (1775–1847), architect and designer, was born in Marylebone, Middlesex, on 24 January 1775, the second son and one of twelve children of John Papworth (1750–1799), a leading stuccoist, and his wife, Charlotte, née Searle. It was originally intended that Papworth...

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Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812–1852)  

Maker: John Rogers Herbert

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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812–1852) by John Rogers Herbert, 1845 RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812–1852), architect, writer, and designer  

Alexandra Wedgwood

Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812–1852), architect, writer, and designer, was born on 1 March 1812 at 39 Keppel Street, Russell Square, London, the only child of Auguste Charles Pugin (1768/9–1832), architect, and Catherine Welby (c.1772–1833).

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Russell, Sir (Sydney) Gordon (1892–1980)  

Maker: Carel Weight

Sir (Sydney) Gordon Russell (1892–1980) by Carel Weight, c. 1967 © Gordon Russell Trust; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, Sir (Sydney) Gordon (1892–1980), designer and craftsman  

Fiona MacCarthy

Russell, Sir (Sydney) Gordon (1892–1980), designer and craftsman, was born on 20 May 1892 in Elm Grove, Cricklewood, the eldest of three sons of Sydney Bolton Russell (1866–1938), a bank clerk who became a renowned hotel keeper, and his wife, Elizabeth Shefford (1864–1956)...

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Speight, Sadie [married name Sadie Martin, Lady Martin] (1906–1992), architect and designer  

Jill Seddon

Speight, Sadie [married name Sadie Martin, Lady Martin] (1906–1992), architect and designer, was born on 26 May 1906 at 65 Church Street, Standish, Lancashire, one of two daughters of Alfred Speight, a doctor, and his wife, Mary Annie, née Urmston. Both she and her sister, ...