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Deering, William

Deering, William, Gt Newport St, Long Acre, London, Venetian blind and game table maker and retailer (1769). Advertised in Middlesex Journal, 16 May 1769, as the ‘original maker of Venetian blinds. Tables of a new invention, are likewise made and sold at the above place, which are very convenient for playing at backgammon, draft, chess, cribbage, or hazard, with every conveniency for writing, reading desk, or breakfast table &c’.

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