Atkinson, Thomas (1820-1824)
38 and 39 Ludgate Hill, London; cabinet maker, upholder and undertaker (fl.1820–24)
Initially trading as Loader & Atkinson. The premises were at the corner of the ‘Belle Sauvage’, an important London coaching inn. A mahogany folding leaf table is known with their label [Advertisement in Apollo, February 1961].
The practice of labelling furniture continued after 1823 when Atkinson was trading under his own name only, and a dining chair and a pedestal card table with D-shaped top are known, the former illus. Gilbert (1996), figs 31-32.
Source: DEFM; Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840 (1996).