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Brown, J (1838-40)

Brown, J., address unrecorded, plate-glass and looking-glass manufacturer (1838–40). Worked at Buckingham Palace, providing a ‘chimney glass frame with ornamental carved top and sides, finished in bevelled burnished gilt’, for the Duchess of Kent's Dressing Room; ‘4 new silvered plates … for doors of two cabinets’ for the Queen's Dressing Room; ‘8 silvered plates …, mahogany tray swings’, costing £30; and ‘Looking glasses furnished for the accommodation of Prince Albert’, totalling £244 18s, prior to the Royal Wedding on 10 February 1840. [PRO, LC11/99; 104; 107] Possibly John James Brown of 6 Gt Queen St, London.

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