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Buck, Ann (1741-1750)

Buck, Ann

at ‘The Queen's Head’, Holborn, near Hatton Garden, London; dealer in furniture and upholstery (1741–50)

trade card
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British Museum

The trade card of Ann Buck at the Queen's-head near Hatton Garden, in HOLBORN; Buys and Sells Beds, Bedding, Buroes, Book-Cases Chairs, Glasses, China, and all Sorts of Household Furniture New, & Old. N.B. Quilts, Blankets, Tickens, Harrateens, & Cheneys Sold, Wholesale and Retale, c. 1745 [Heal,28.28]. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Ann may have been the widow of Henry Buck of St Paul's Churchyard, who died in 1750. Its been suggested that she established her own business in Holborn after his death, but this is questionable because she was trading earlier, as evidenced in her signature is on a receipted bill dated 2 June 1741, for two mahogany chests of drawers costing £4.

In 1748 she advertised the sale of ‘Buck's Views’, a well-known series of topographical engravings by S. & N. Buck, from the above address. 

Source: DEFM

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