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Allin, William (1770-1788)

Allin, William

Newark, Nottinghamshire; cabinet maker (fl. 1770–1788)

Insured with the Sun Fire Office in 1776 for a total of £1,000 of which £400 was for utensils and stock.

On 8 May he advertised his intention to discontinue trading and offered his stock to the public at ‘considerably under Prime cost’. He stated that his stock consisted of ‘a great Variety of large Pier, Chimney, Sconce, and Dressing Glasses, in carved, gilt, machee, japanned, painted, and plain Mahogany Frames; Tea Boards, Chests, Trays, and Caddies, plain or inlaid; Mahogany, Pembroke, Card or Tea Tables, Bason Stands, Knife Cases, Backgammon Tables, Night Tables and Cribbage Boards; several Sets of Mahogany Chairs; Fire-Screens, Umbrellas, &c, &c. Also a large Quantity of Paper Hangings, of the newest Patterns’ [Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 26 May 1770].

Source: DEFM

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