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Bland, Charles (1672-80)

Bland, Charles, London, cm and u (1672–80). Named in the Royal Household accounts as a cm to Charles II. In 1672 he supplied to the King ‘a bed of needlework richly wrought with silver trimmed with silver and gold fringes, with all other necessaryes thereunto belonging bought by His Majesty's especiall command for the service of her Grace the Duchess of Monmouth’. At the same time he also supplied ‘two large elbow-chaires of needleworke richly wrought of blew and gold, the other of silver and pinke’. In 1680 the king purchased from him a ‘barber's case, covered with purple velvet, and edged with a gold gallone, with scissors and razors tipt with silver, fine ivory, and tortoiseshell combs, horn with a gilt lock’. [DEF; PRO, Great Wardrobe Accounts; Conn., February 1934]

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