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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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Gillow family (per. c. 1730–c. 1830), cabinet-makers and upholsterers  

Susan E. Stuart

Gillow family (per. c. 1730–c. 1830), cabinet-makers and upholsterers, came to prominence with Richard [ii] Gillow (1733–1811), the son of Robert [i] Gillow 1702/3–1772 [see below], the founder of the firm. Gillows's reputation as one of the leading British cabinet-making firms of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was established by contributions from some ten members of the family over three generations. The business was established about 1728; in 1813 probably for both economic and social reasons, the ...

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Overs, John (1808–1844), author and cabinet-maker  

M. Clare Loughlin-Chow

Overs, John (1808–1844), author and cabinet-maker, was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, on 12 July 1808, the eldest of the three sons of Richard Overs (1778–1851) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Mykins (or Meakins; d. c.1814). He was sometimes referred to as John A. Overs...

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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).