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Eagles, T. F (1813-25)

Eagles, T. F., 18 King St, Covent Gdn, London, manufacturer of paper tea trays to their Majesties and the Royal Family (1813–25). Eagles succeeded to the premises and business of Henry Clay between 1810–13. He continued to provide for the 6th Duke of Bedford at Woburn, St James's Sq., and Endsleigh, Devon, trays and teapot stands of similar decoration and price as his predecessor had done in the previous decade. In the last quarter of 1821 the paper tea tray ‘sent to Woburn for His Grace's exclusive use’ cost £3 10s; and at the same time he supplied ‘5 iron Japan trays for Woburn, £8 18s’. Another item supplied in 1818 and 1820 was paper bread baskets. A curious item for Endsleigh in 1817 was ‘2 setts paper Indian Card pools’ which, together with seven red India paper tea trays and two teapot stands, cost £19 19s including packing. Altogether during the period the nine extant invoices show twenty-four entries totalling £90 11s. [D; Bedford Office, London]

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