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Cross, Edmund (1742-72)

Cross, Edmund, Colchester, Essex, joiner and cm (1742–72). Took apps named Fridge in 1750, Thomas in 1755 and Holland in 1761. Examples of patronage to him by the local gentry are known. He supplied furniture and undertook repairs and alterations for Peter Creffield of Ardleigh, Essex 1742–47. The new items included a looking-glass in a carved frame on 19 October 1747 for which £3 13s 6d was charged and a wainscot chest supplied on 15 March of the same year which cost £4 4s. In 1772 Peter du Cane of Braxted Park, Essex, settled an account for a table and four chairs charged at £2 7s. [S of G, app. index; Essex RO, D/DRc F23, D/DDC A22 folio 15]

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