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Coward, John (1766-89)

Coward, John, 4 Tower St, Seven Dials, London, carver (1766–89). On 1 November 1766 he received £88 10s from the Duke of Portland for work at Burlington House, London and in July of the following year received £88 10s for work undertaken at Welbeck Abbey, Notts. He modelled shapes and supplied drawings for Josiah Wedgwood, c. 1768–69. In 1789 Joseph Richards, cm, took out insurance cover of £60 on household goods kept at Coward's house in Tower St. [Notts. RO, DD5P 3/1, DD5P 3/4; Finer & Savage, Wedgwood, Selected Letters, p. 71; GL, Sun MS vol. 363, ref. 555671]

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