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Boyle, James (1763-78)

Boyle, James, at ‘The Golden Eagle’, Gt Pulteney St, Golden Sq., London, carver and gilder (1763–78). Trade card framed by asymmetrical Rococo foliated scrolls states that he undertook ‘all manner of CARVEING in the Italian, French, Gothick & Chiniese tastes Either in Wood or Stone’. [Heal] Between 20 June and 14 October 1768 supplied ‘Picture and Glass Frames, Gilding Etc.’, costing £187 7s 6d to Shelburne House, Berkeley Sq., London. [Bowood MS] The Earl of Shelburne's accounts record payments to Boyle, c. 1771, of £100, £150 and £91 for carving at Lansdowne House, London. [A. T. Bolton, The Architecture of Robert and James Adam, vol. 2, p. 314] Sir Richard Hoare's private accounts refer on 3 July 1773 to ‘2 Gilt Frames (Angelica) £8.8.-’, provided by Boyle. [Hoare's Bank, London] Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1778 for £200, of which £50 accounted for his shop. [D; poll bk; GL, Sun MS vol. 268, p. 307]

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