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Deacon, John & Sons, (1811–28)

Deacon, John & Sons,

7 Riding House Lane, Portland Rd (or St or Pl.), London; cabinet maker, upholder and chair maker (fl.1811–28)

Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary 1803. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 25 July 1822 for £3,700, of which stock, utensils and goods accounted for £3,500, and warehouses in Titchfield St in tenure of a carpenter, £200; and on 3 March 1824 for £500, £460 on household goods in the Pulteney Hotel, Piccadilly, in tenure of a hotel keeper. He may be the chair maker who appears on the list drawn up in November 1819 by Andrew Darling for the furnishings of New Longwood House, the house where Napoleon was to be held in custody on St Helena. The furnishings of the drawing room and dining room were to include ‘6 Grecian Arm Chairs made by Deacon’. See T. & B. and Henry Deacon.

Source: DEFM; Levy, ‘Napoleon in Exile: The Houses and Furniture supplied by the British Government for the Emperor and his Entourage on St Helena’, Furniture History (1998).

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