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Duthoit, James (1777–1817)

Duthoit, James

9 Old Broad Street, London; upholder, cabinet maker and auctioneer (fl. 1777–1817)

Addresses given at 9 Old Broad Street (1789–1804); 1 Bridge (or Budge) Row (1803–12); Watling Street (1806–17); and also 17 Tower Royal (1807–12).

The son of James Duthoit, baker of Brick Lane, Spitalfields; apprenticed to Charles Greenwood on 2 April 1777, and after 1783 to his widow. Admitted a freeman of Canterbury in 1782; and of the London Upholders’ Company by servitude on 2 March 1785.

Bound an apprentice named James Toplis, 1790–98.

His billhead dated 1801 is in the John Johnson Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803.

Submitted an invoice for church furnishings dated 14 August 1807 for three hassocks, 8s 6d; and 27 February 1812 for curtains, £7 7s. Invoice gives addresses at 1 Budge Row and 17 Tower Royal.

See William Evans at the Budge Row address

Source: DEFM; Stabler, ‘Furniture Makers' Trade-Cards and Bill-Heads in the John Johnson Collection’, Furniture HistoryNewsletter (May 2007).

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