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Crackerode, John (1722-24)

Crackerode, John, ‘The Tea Table’, Henrietta St, Covent Gdn, London, cm (1722–24). On 6 October 1722 took out insurance cover of £500 on goods and merchandise in his dwelling house. This would seem to suggest a business of considerable proportions but its life may well have been short. In December 1724 his stock was sold by auction. It was said to be all new and consisted of ‘Peer-Glasses, Chimney-Glasses, and Sconces, India Skreens and Chests, Tea-Tables, HandBoards, Bottle-Stands, Burows, Tables of several Sorts both Wallnut-tree and Mahogany, Lanthorns for Halls and StairCases.’ [Heal; GL, Sun MS vol. 14, ref. 26583; Daily Courant, 3 December 1724]

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