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Clarke, William (1688-1707)

Clarke, William, London, u (1688–1707). Mentioned in the Hatfield House MS, 1688–91, supplying ‘a new damask bed with chairs and other appertinences’ at £177, a ‘set of new chairs for Turkey Work; for rugs bedding and other new goods’ £98, and for ‘disfurnishing at Salisbury House and setting new goods up’ and ‘unfurnishing house in St Martin's Lane’ at a cost of £147. In 1690 Clarke advertised ‘Several Fair Tents well lined and little used, whereof one large Tent for a Colonel with chairs and Camp Beds’. At this period his address is given as ‘next Bedford House in the Strand’. By 1707 he had moved to the sign of ‘The Lyon and Lamb in Jame-street, Covent Garden’. [Hatfield MS, bills 472; Heal: London Gazette, 3 February 1690; Daily Courant, 8 February 1707]

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