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Chupain, Elijah (1739)

Chupain, Elijah

‘The Crown’, King St, Bloomsbury, London; chair and cabinet maker (d. 1739)

Died early in 1739 and on 27 July his household goods and stock were listed for sale by auction. They consisted of ‘large glass Sconces in carv'd and gilt Frames, a large Quantity of Mahogany, Walnut-Tree and other Work, as fine Desks and Bookcases with Glass Doors: Mahogany and Walnut-Tree double Chests, with a Desk in them or without; quadrille Tables, fine Writing-Tables, Spring Tables, dining, Box, Right, Corner, Square and other Tables; a large quantity of Mahogany or Walnut-Tree Chairs, cover'd or uncover'd’. Chupain was described as ‘eminent in his Profession for his many new and beautiful designs in the Cabinet Way’.

Sources: DEFM; Kirkham, ‘The London Furniture Trade’, Furniture History (1988).

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