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Cheeseman, Thomas (1818-1835)

Cheeseman, Thomas       

Brighton, Sussex, Tunbridge-ware maker and turner (fl.1818-c.1835)

Recorded in Richmond Row (1818–23), at which time he was probably in the employment of Morris's, one of the major Brighton Turnbridge-ware manufacturers. Located at Alban Street in 1825 and by 1832 was at Riding School Lane [Brighton trade directories].

A rosewood tea caddy of sarcophagus shape and a rosewood workbox, both decorated with perspective cube parquetry, bear trade labels of this maker at 9 Cranbourn Street, Brighton. His trade label states that he supplied ‘Every description of Ladies’ Work Boxes, Fire Screens &c. [and] Boxes for Transferring made to order, and finished in a superior style'.   

Source: DEFM; Austen, Tunbridge Ware (3rd ed., 2001).

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