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Brazier, William Henry (1775-1805)

Brazier, William Henry, Leeds, Yorks., u, appraiser and auctioneer (1775–1805). Trading in Briggate, 1775; Call Lane 1783; and Kirkgate, 1793–1805. Advertised frequently in Leeds Mercury, on 18 and 25 April 1775 as ‘late an Apprentice to Mr. William Armitage, just returned from London, where he has laid in a good and fresh assortment of different articles belonging to the upholstery business … An apprentice is immediately wanted.’ Advertised again on 30 January, 6 February and 23 April 1776 his stock of goods, ‘the newest and most fashionable … from the most capital warehouse’; on 14 and 21 October, 18 and 25 November and 2 December 1777, sale of entire stock announced; on 3 June 1783, 25 January 1785, and 11 May 1793 claimed that he ‘continues to Appraise and Sell Household Furniture, Plate etc. … He still continues the Upholstery business’. He frequently advertised auctions and furniture sales until 1803. [D]

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