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Binns, Joseph (1776-1829)

Binns, Joseph

London; cabinet inlayer, shell and stringing maker, buhl manufacturer (fl. 1776–1829)

trade card

Trade card of Joseph Binns at Albion Buildings, Bartholomew Close, West Smithfield, London, c. 1788 [Heal,132.12]. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Addresses given at 24 Duke Street, 1792–1811; 6 Albion Buildings, Bartholomew Close in 1788; and 5 Goswell Road, Frederick Place, 1813–29.

Specialised in inlaying, playing a part in the revival of buhl work in London after c. 1822.

Bound apprentices named Richard Barnes on 2 April 1788, and Thomas Gosling on 12 May 1796, for eight years at £10 [The National Archive IRI/ 37].

Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and named in his list of master cabinet makers, 1803 [D; Burlington, June 1980, p. 416]

A Joshua Binns, cabinet inlayer, perhaps mis-named, is also recorded at Albion Buildings in 1793.

Source: DEFM

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