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Dawes, Bartholomew (1826-45)

Dawes, Bartholomew

20 Carlisle St, Soho, London; upholsterer, cabinet maker and undertaker (fl.1826–45)

Worked for Lord Viscount Lowther in July 1838, ‘Reframing a Gilt Cabriole Sofa thoroughly repairing Do. and making good the carving’, for £2 15s. From 2–14 July he supervised moving and repairing furniture, taking down, repairing and replacing blinds, taking up, brushing and laying down ‘druggets’ and carpets; ‘papering up the Furniture’, ‘scouring & glazing the Brown holland coverings of the Staircase’, and ‘Making up a Table cover of your Embroidered Velvet lined throughout with fine green bevill'd merino bound with silk lace and fringed all round’.  Listed in London Post Office Directory 1845 as cabinet maker, upholsterer and undertaker.  See Thomas Dawes, ‘inventor of the patent sun shades’.

Source: DEFM

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