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Astle, Thomas jnr (1782-93)

Astle, Thomas jnr, Eastgate St, Chester, cm (1782–93). Took over the business following the death of his father and in March 1782 declared that ‘He has now on hand a very extensive assortment of the most elegant and useful Mahogany Furniture; which for quality and cheapness, he can with confidence recommend to the attention and preference of the public — All manner of old glasses silvered and framed in the most elegant manner; all kinds of Coach and chaise Glasses sold’. He was sworn a freeman, 6 April 1784 and in this year took as app. Ralph Jackson. [D; Chester app. reg. and freeman rolls; Chester Chronicle, 29 March 1782]

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