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Baxter, Francis

Baxter, Francis, address unrecorded (1709–25). Carried out work at Chicheley Hall, Bucks., between 1709–25 supplying in August 1709 a Communion Table for the Church, and in April 1723 wainscotting ‘little room with Elm’, costing £10 15s. In April 1723 he set up ‘ye great staircase’ with W. Porden, together charging £90. Baxter's other assistants, Beale and Illison, are recorded in May 1723 carving and turning bannisters; G. Wolly in July 1724 for turning bannisters and columns for the pulpit stairs; and ‘Ebrall’ (Thomas Eborall) in December 1724 and September 1725 for joiner's work and wainscotting the Elm Room. [Bucks. RO, Sir John Chester's account bks, D/C/2/3(ii), 36(iii)]

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