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Evans, Benjamin (1821-1825)

Evans, Benjamin

Wheatsheaf Yard, Fleet Market, London; cabinet maker (fl. 1821–c. 1825)

Evans insured stock and utensils in his house and workshop for £300 on 18 July 1821 with the Sun Company [London Metropolitan Archive (LMA), [Sun MS vol. 484, ref. 981648].

His trade card was cut up and used to make numbered tickets to ensure correct assembly of a set of window cornices en suite with a four-post bed (probably by Gillows) made for Clifton Castle, Yorkshire, c. 1825, now at Temple Newsam House, Leeds.

His card reads: ‘B. EVANS, CABINET MAKER, 3 WHEATSHEAF YARD, RESPECTFULLY solicits … made to the PEDESTAL and other SIDEBOARDS … complete; also every description of TELESCOPIC … SINGLE FRAME DINING TABLES; and hopes … of the best seasoned materials, and select wood … patronage. The above Telescopic Frame constructed … ten feet and upwards, with only four … Loo, sofa and Card Tables, &c. … modern principles. PATENT FOUR POST BRASS … SOCKET BEDSTEADS, SOFA AND CHAIR …’ [Gilbert, Leeds Furniture Catalogue., vol. 1, pp. 23–27].

Source: DEFM

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