Bradshaw, Thomas (1754-1775)
10 St Paul's Churchyard, London, upholder and cabinet maker (fl.1754–75).
Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Label found on Chippendale-style mahogany bureau bookcase with scrolled fretted pediment, chinoiserie frieze and bracket feet, illustrated in Gilbert (1996), figs 150-151. Sold at Worsfold's, Canterbury, 15 November 1979. Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., November 1772. Probably the Thomas Bradshaw of London who provided Sir John Griffin Griffin with ‘a neat gressing [sic] glass wth deal case & packing’ costing £2 2s, for Audley End, Essex, in 1772. [Essex RO, D/DBy/A30/4]
Source: DEFM; Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840 (1996).