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Cooper, Joseph (1783-95)

Cooper, Joseph, Derby, cm, joiner and u (1783–95). In 1783 in the parish of St Peter where he took out insurance cover for £200 of which £100 was in respect of utensils and stock. In April 1795 announced that he had moved from this address and was now at St Mary's Gate in the parish of All Saints. He was also adding upholstery to the work that he undertook and in this connection had ‘engaged a person from London, duly qualified to execute that business in all its branches’. In 1793 he is recorded as a subscriber to Sheraton's Drawing Book. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 313, p. 170; Derby Mercury, 16 April 1795]

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