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Anderson, Jonathan & Perry, Joshua (1820-33)

Anderson, Jonathan & Perry, Joshua, 59 Foregate St, Worcester, paper hangers, decorative house sign and furniture painters, carvers, gilders and frame makers (1820–33). Advertised themselves as successors to Mr Churchill (probably James Churchill, herald painter, of The Tithing, Worcester); and cleaned, repaired and varnished pictures, silvered looking-glasses and supplied paper hangings. An unusual George IV giltwood pier-glass is known with their trade label affixed which came from Elmley Castle, Worcester. [Christie's, 11 June 1981, lot 38] The business was carried on after 1835 under the style ‘J. Anderson and Son’. [D] Carried out work at Westwood Park, Droitwich, Worcs., supplying picture frames to J. S. Pakington amounting to £9 17s 14d in 1828–29, and £19 4s 9d in 1831–32. The receipt for the latter amount indicates that it is due to ‘the estate of Messrs. Anderson and Perry’. [Worcs. RO, 2309/ 705:380/56 and 380–56–V] Account for work done at Powick Court, Worcs., dated 6 April 1830, includes a picture frame supplied to J. S. Russell. This patron changed his name to Pakington on inheriting Westwood Park, near Droitwich, and subsequently became first Lord Hampton. [Worcs. RO, 2309/705 : 380/18(i)]

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