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Bogaert(s), Peter (1786–1819)

Bogaert(s) (or Bogeart), Peter

London; carver, gilder, upholder (fl. 1786–1819)

Trading at 142 Tottenham Ct Rd in 1792 and took out Sun Insurance policies on 10 July 1792 for £100. In partnership with Paul Storr as ‘Carvers and Gilders’ at 23 Air Street, Piccadilly, from c.1805, when they insured the premises for £650. Trading as Bogaerts & Co. at the same address, 1809–19, taking another Sun insurance policy on 18 October 1809 for £300 on household goods. In 1819 trading as Bogaerts and Storr at 17 Harrison Street.

Sir John Soane’s 'Ledger A' lists payments in 1786 to Peter Bogaert totalling £7 7s (perhaps working as a subcontractor to Martin Foxhall. Bogaerts and Storr) submitted a bill to the Prince of Wales on 17 December 1807 for supplying to Carlton House two carved and gilt candelabra for nine lights each, nine ft high, ‘to stand one on each side of the Throne’, £410. On 1 February 1809 ‘Bogart carver’ was paid £8 11s 6d by Edward, Lord Lascelles, probably for work at Harewood House, Hanover Sq., London. A Peter Bogaerts, carver of St James's, Westminster, took app. named John Newbury on 6 April 1805 for £50. In 1829 Peter Bogaerts insured a dwelling house at 66 Edgeware Road.

See also Peter Bogerts jnr, probably his son.

Source: DEFM; Roberts, For the King’s Pleasure. The Furnishing and Decoration of George IV’s Apartments at Windsor Castle (2001), p. 33 & fn 195; Jervis, ‘Splendentia recognita: furniture by Martin Foxhall for Fonthill’, The Burlington Magazine, June 2005;

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