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Burcham, Peter (1742-1763)

Burcham, Peter

Norwich, Norfolk and London; carver, cabinet and chair maker, undertaker and appraiser (fl.1742-63)

The son of Thomas Burcham, weaver, Peter Burcham was admitted a freeman on 25 September 1742 [Norwich freemen rolls].

Probably the same man at the Cabinet Warehouse, Fleet Market, 1755–63, and also near Holborn Bridge, 1763.

trade card

Burcham's trade card with Rococo frame states that he ‘Makes and Sells all Sorts of Looking Glasses, Chairs, & Cabinet Work &c. in ye neatest Manner Wholesale & Retail’, c.1755 [Heal,28.31]. © The Trustees of the British Museum

He subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754, and was named as a Liveryman of the Joiners’ Company on 22 September 1749.

A pair of early 19th[?] century mahogany card tables recorded, with rectangular tops crossbanded in satinwood and rosewood, on turned legs, partly ebonised are recorded with one stamped ‘BURCHAM’ [Sotheby's, 22 March 1968, lot 193].

Source: DEFM

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