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Bill, Richard & George (1818-1839)

Bill, Richard & George

Birmingham and London; papier mâché and japan works (fl. 1818–39)

Located at 12, 13 and 14 Summer Lane, Birmingham with a depot at 17 Ave Maria Lane, London.

A trade card reads: ‘Japanners & manufacturers of Paper Trays of all shapes, Cabinet Toilette, work & Card Boxes, Tables, Table Tops, Pole & Hand Screens, Tea Chests, Caddees, Quadrille Pools. Card Racks, Snuff Boxes, Pannels of miniature Frames & Veneering & every other Description of Article in Papier Mache’. [Bodleian Library, Oxford, Johnson Collection; Furn. Hist., 1974].

Advertised in Pigot's and London Directory, 1839, ‘their most splendid specimens of articles …’.

Source: DEFM

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