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Dudley, Thomas (1817-20)

Dudley, Thomas, King St, Soho Sq., London, metal ornament and bell-hanging manufactory (1817–20). Trading at no. 34 in 1817 and no. 36 in 1820. Named in the Royal Household accounts on 10 October 1817 supplying an inkstand in bronze and ormolu in the form of the Royal Mortar, costing £37 10s. Regency rosewood Davenport recorded, with pierced gallery; front embellished with a figure of Mercury flanked by two amboyna columns with brass capitals and bases; heavily carved gadrooned base and paw feet; inscribed ‘T. DUDLEY, 36 KING ST., SOHO, MARCH 1820’. [PRO, LC11/24; Sotheby's, Los Angeles, 24–27 May 1982, lot 241]

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