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Beckwith, Henry (1784-1832)

Beckwith, Henry, High St, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, cm and u (1784–1832). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Advertised in the Liverpool Mercury, 17 June 1825 wanting ‘in an old established Cabinet & Upholstery Concern, a steady MAN, as FOREMAN in the Cabinet department. It is absolutely necessary that he should perfectly understand his business, & be fully competent to give proper directions to the workmen under his charge. The situation is permanent & would in every respect be found comfortable’. Probably the Henry Beckwith, cm, who supplied items of furniture to Wynyard Park, Co. Durham for the 4th Marquess of Londonderry in 1820. [D; Durham RO, Londonderry papers, D/LO/E 484, vol. 1829–41]

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