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Bickadike, John (1734–59)

Bickadike (Bickerdike or Bickersdike), John

Newcastle; cabinet maker (fl.1734–59)

In February 1739 Bickadike was paid £3 18s by Richard Ellison, merchant of the Side, Newcastle, for ‘2 mahogany Dyning Tables’. Supplied many items to Gibside, Co. Durham, between 18 July 1734 and 31 December 1759, including mahogany chairs, tables, wainscotting, ‘hand boards’, ‘walnut tree chairs, wainscotte Tables and Drawers’, ‘Beech Plank bought for ye kitchen table’, ‘a small glass’, and various repairs to furniture. Also undertook wainscoting at Gibside. Took app. named Mastermann in 1741.

Source: DEFM; Medlam, ‘William Greer at Gibside’, Furniture History (1990); Gall & Brears ‘Durham Armchairs and Cupboards’, Regional Furniture (2014).

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