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Erwood, James (1815-39)

Erwood, James, 3 Brownlow St, Holborn, London, billiard table and backgammon board maker (1815–39). Recorded in partnership with Alfred Erwood, 1815–25; and alone, 1822–39. J. & A. Erwood, successors to the late Solomon Erwood, supplied Francis, Marquess of Tavistock of Oakley, Beds., with cues, maces, sets of balls, mainly ‘for the Russian game’, and framed rules for ‘the pool of Russian games’, the whole amounting to £8 19s. The firm submitted a bill to the 6th Duke of Bedford dated 16 October 1822 totalling £58 17s. Furniture supplied for Woburn Abbey, Beds., included a ‘Full size Mahogany Table with Lion Claw Feet new Cloth Pockets, Brown Holland Cover, Maces Cues Balls etc. as agreed in Exchange for the old Table’ and ‘The 4 Rules at Billds in black Frames’. The receipt is dated 8 October 1823. [D; Bedford Office, London]

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