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Chapman, G. H. (1885-1886)

Chapman, G. H.

33 Cannon Street, London; art furniture manufacturer & merchant, cabinet maker, garden furniture maker (fl.1885-1886)

The Furniture Gazette, 8 May 1885, described a visit to Chapman’s showrooms on Cannon Street to see his ‘French’ decorative furniture. This included an ebonised stand with brass bowl (illus.) , pretty chairs of bamboo, black & gold, gilt or walnut frames, other chairs covered in Indian matting, folding tables, fancy tables with mother of pearl inlaid tops, and iron garden furniture.  Also artists’ chairs and seated furniture for yachts. 

A further article in The Furniture Gazette, 1 December 1886, mentioned Chapman’s pretty cheval screens, with gilt frames and plush velvet centre, card trays mounted on tripod stands, fancy and folding chairs with matching stools, as well as a speciality of Japanese panel screens. By this date his business had the telegraphic address of ‘Ebonised, London’.  

Chapman was listed in The Furniture Gazette: Classified List of the Furniture, Upholstery, and Allied Trades (1886) and an advertisement in The Furniture Gazette, 1 November 1886, described Chapman as a manufacturer and importer of French & fancy furniture.