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Dryhurst, James (1725–62)

Dryhurst, James

Address unrecorded; carver (fl.1725–62)

Worked at Stowe, Bucks., carving the capitals for the summer house in 1725, for which he was paid £62. He probably carried out the woodcarving in the dining room at Boreham House, Benjamin Hoare’s family home, an imposing Palladian house near Chelmsford, as payments by Hoare totalling £167 were made to him between July 1729 and July 1731.

Source: DEFM; Dodd, ‘The 1742 Inventory of Stourhead: Contemplating a Transient House’, Furniture History (2017).

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