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Agnew, Thomas & Zanetti, Vittore (1810-40)

Agnew, Thomas & Zanetti, Vittore, Manchester, carvers and gilders (1810–40). Thomas Agnew (b. 1794–d. 1871), founder of the present firm of Bond St, London, fine art dealers, was app. to Zanetti in 1810 and made a partner in 1817. In partnership with Zanetti's son from 1825–34. The Dunham Massey papers record a payment on 10 January 1824 to ‘Mr. Agnew carver & gilder £219’. The firm also supplied artists’ materials, pictures, mirrors and barometers. They traded from 94 Market St in 1810, but in 1825 were listed at 25 Gartside St. By the next year the business was in Exchange St where they traded from number 10 and later from 18 (1832–33) and 14 (1836–40). [D; Goodison, Barometers] See Zan(n)etti & Agnew.

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.