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Ballard, J. (1760)

Ballard, J.

Nuneaton, Warks.; plumber, glazier, house and sign painter, gilder and varnisher (fl. c. 1760)

A small mahogany toilet mirror has a trade label on the back, describing Ballard's trade: ‘Cleans, Repairs, or Varnishes old Paintings, & silvers Looking Glasses. House Painting and Paper Hanging Executed after the most Approved Methods on Reasonable terms’. The label has an oval Rococo border with easel, brushes and palette at top and bottom. Mirror and label illustrated Regional Furniture (1993), p. 28.

Source: DEFM

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