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Crichton, David (1774-81)

Crichton, David, 28 King St, Soho, London, cm and lookingglass maker (1774–81). Appears to have attracted important patrons. In July 1777 submitted an account to the Duke of Dorset for goods supplied and work carried out in connection with his London house at 38 Grosvenor Sq. The total sum involved came to £520 0s 5d of which the most expensive item was ‘a very large pier glass with a Top plate in a neat carved & gilt frame’ which was charged at £45. In January 1781 John Parker of Saltram, Devon paid him £40 for a looking-glass and in October of the same year £42 for a pier glass. In 1782 for the same house he supplied sheets for the servants and china dessert dishes. Succeeded at this address by William Crichton. [Heal; V & A archives]

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