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Alken, Martyn (1784-1785)

Alken, Martyn

Macclesfield Street, Westminster, London & USA; cabinet maker (fl.1784-1785)

Recorded as cabinet maker in Macclesfield Street in Poll book, 1784. 

Probably the M. Alken who advertised in the South Carolina Gazette, 16 February 1785 that he was ‘lately arrived from London’ and was setting up his business at 80 King Street. He stated he was expecting ‘a large assortment of goods from Europe’.

Source: DEFM

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