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Evans, John (1774–1801)

Evans, John

Broad Mead, Bristol, Somerset; cabinet maker (1774–1801)

Recorded at 44 Broad Mead in 1775. Supplied furniture for John Pinney's house, 7 Gt George St, Bristol (now the Georgian House Museum), being paid £1 18s in 1792; £50 in 1793; and £28 5s in 1795. The only recorded item was a tea caddy for 18s. A mahogany bureau-bookcase by Evans, now in the Georgian House, has inscribed on a secret door: ‘B. Milward Keynsham, Jany 25 1787, Bought of Mr. Evans, Broad Mead, Bristol, Price £15–15–0.’ The bookcase was in the Milward family until 1970 (illus. Regional Furniture, 1993, p. 21)

Source: DEFM; Jones, ‘An Anthology of Regional Furniture with Maker's Identification’, Regional Furniture (1993).

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