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Barker, John (1700-02)

Barker, John, Rowsley, Derbs., master joiner and architect (1700–02). Chatsworth accounts list payments on 30 October 1700 for ‘Making & putting up Joyner's work of compass cornish with a coronet, Two eagles etc. and a head board, base and Balls for a bed over the Library’, totalling £1 17s 4d; for making and putting up another ‘Cornish’ for a bed, assisted by Richard Holmes, for 18s; and ‘To makeing and putting up mouldings about Hangings in ye Rooms next ye Upper Dining Rome’, also for 18s. In 1702 he supplied an oval table frame for the arbour in the garden, with a marble top made by Samuel Watson, costing £6 7s 6d. [Chatsworth account bks, vols. 6 and 7]

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