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Deeker (or Decker), James (1780-1781)

Deeker (or Decker), James

59 Berwick Street, Soho, London; cabinet maker and backgammon and billiard table maker (fl.1780–81)

Deeker trade card

James Deeker's trade card at 59 Berwick Street, illustrates Hope and Chance, and states that he ‘makes E. O. tables in a New Construction, Billiard, King & Queen, Trone Madame, and Back-gammon Tables, in the neatest manner’, c.1780 [D,2.1252]. © The Trustees of the British Museum

There is an E. O. table in a room - apparently specially designed for it - at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. 

Deeker purchased a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for £100 of which utensils and stock accounted for £50 [Guildhall Library, Sun MS vol. 288, p. 454; Banks Collection, British Museum].

Source: DEFM

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