Cheeseman, Thomas (1818-1835)
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).