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Benson, William (1837)

Benson, William

Fisher St, Knaresborough, Yorks.; joiner and/ or cabinet maker (1837)

Noted as one of the lenders of old carved oak furniture to the ‘Museum of Antiquities’ at the Leeds Exhibition, 1843. All his loans were for sale, which suggests he was also an antique dealer.

Source: DEFM; Lomax, ‘Buying Antiques in Early Victorian Leeds’, Furniture History (1997).

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