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Bone, Henry (1755-1772)

Bone, Henry

Truro, Cornwall, then Plymouth, Devon; carver and worker in wood (1755–72)

Carved and inlaid the pulpit in St Mary's Church, Truro, which was incorporated in the present Truro Cathedral and forms St Mary's aisle, where the pulpit, slightly cut-down, still stands. It is polygonal with veneered sides inlaid with representations of the Saviour's life, and has a curiously German or northern- Italian appearance.

Bone's son of the same name (b.1755) was apprenticed to Richard Champion, china manufacturer, on 20 January 1772, and became the well known enamel-painter and Royal Academician [The Furniture Gazette, 2 April 1881]. 

Source: DEFM.

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