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Cobb, John (c. 1715–1778), cabinet-maker and upholsterer  

Geoffrey Beard

Cobb, John (c. 1715–1778), cabinet-maker and upholsterer, is presumably the person of that name put as apprentice in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich upholsterer (Boyd MSS). The Norfolk connection is feasible on account of Cobb's bequeathing in 1778 the interest realized on ...

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Duffy, (Anthony) Brian Christopher (1933–2010), photographer  

Philip Carter

Duffy, (Anthony) Brian Christopher (1933–2010), photographer, was born on 15 June 1933 at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Hammersmith, London, the eldest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Patrick Francis Duffy, furniture dealer's clerk and cabinet maker, and his 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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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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Kent, William (bap. 1686, d. 1748), painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings  

John Harris

Kent, William (bap. 1686, d. 1748), painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings, was baptized William Cant in St Mary's Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire, on 1 January 1686, the son of William Cant and his wife, Esther Shimmings.

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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 ...