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Crawford, William (1768-83)

Crawford, William, 228 High Holborn, London, cm and u (1768–83). In 1778 with William Bond, carver and gilder, and Thomas Noble, proprietors of the Casino in Marlborough St, took out insurance cover for £800. In 1770 supplied furniture to Sir Edward Knatchbull of Mersham le Hatch, Kent. This included a mahogany Gothic four post bedstead at £24, a ‘common’ mahogany clothes press at £5, a mahogany commode table with a dressing drawer at £5, a basin stand at 10s 6d and a dressing table at £11 5s. An account for £62 for ‘Bed, bedding & other furniture for ye Girls room’ was settled in October 1770. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 267, p. 256; Kent RO, U951 A18/66, A19/2]

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