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Evans, Cadwalader (1724-30)

Evans, Cadwalader, address unrecorded, cm (1724–30). Carried out much jobbing and general repair work for the Monson family. Bills to Lady Mary Saunderson submitted between 1724–30 totalled £85 0s 11d, and refer generally to furniture repairs. He supplied a few items, however, including on 3 May 1825, an ebony picture frame costing 7s, and a gold one, £1 10s; and several lanterns, such as ‘a Lanthorn with a silk Line & Tossil & a Golden Ball’, costing £4 10s on 2 February 1729. Evans also carried out silvering and diamond cutting looking-glasses, lacquering and japanning. His bill for work done between 27 January and 28 March 1829–30 including ‘putting up & Fitting of Indian Pictures Making an Addition to One’, altering frames, repairing a walnut settee and a cedar table, putting up two silver sconces, re-lacquering a cabinet and cleaning the brass-work on the frame; shortening a stone table frame; fitting a ‘new wainscott Claw to a Table’; ‘Fastening a silver cock in a Fountain’; and providing ‘Two Canvas Window Blinds Painted in Mahogany Frames.’ On 10 November he was paid for further repairs, regilding furniture, ‘covering of 8 seats with yr. own Velvet’; and on 20 November supplying a ‘Walnut Quadrale Table & Cover’, £3 5s. Evans also worked for Lady Margaret Monson between 1725–26, supplying on 9 December 1725 ‘a Horse to Dry Cloaths upon’, and a ‘Bed Table’; on 18 December an ‘Indian Tea Board’; and on 21 December a ‘Bed Chair Frame’. Evans also fitted up a bed, put up silver sconces, and carried out various repairs to furniture. Evans's bill to Sir John Monson for work done between 28 August and 15 January 1827 again records routine mending and cleaning of furniture. [Lincoln RO, Monson, 10, 1/A/16; 12]

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