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Bussel(l), Joseph (1783-99)

Bussel(l), Joseph, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1783–99). Advertised in Exeter Flying Post, 7 August 1783, sale of mahogany in plank, board or log, and requesting eight good cm. Death of wife reported, 6 August 1784. Sale of house, furniture and stock in trade on his retirement announced, 20 November 1788, successor to be John Wills. Stock consisted of ‘Beds with mahogany fluted pillars and elegant cornices. Wardrobe chest of drawers, secretaries, Prince'smetal nailed and other chairs, mahogany childrens’ chairs, circular-end dining tables, drawing room set of twelve chairs and sofa, wash-hand stands, pier and swing glasses’. Despite retirement, either this tradesman or one of the same name is recorded dissolving his partnership with George James of Plymouth, Exeter Flying Post, 21 March 1799; and J. Bussel occurs in directories in 1798.

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