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Evans, Samuel (1826-31)

Evans, Samuel, address unrecorded, joiner and chairmaker (1826–31). Carried out general jobbing work and repairs at St James's and Hampton Court Palaces, the Houses of Peers and Commons, Stud Lodge, the Queen's stable, Bushy, the Tower of London, and the Royal Sovereign yacht. He also supplied some furniture, the accounts of 10 October 1826 listing a high wainscott linenpress costing £23 3s, a deal cupboard, £6 15s, and a press bedstead, £15, all for St James's Palace. For the House of Commons he made an elbow chair frame ‘with very large elbows’, for the Speaker's seat, costing £5 8s, and a mahogany high chair frame ‘for the principal clerk at the table’, £1 17s. On 5 July 1827 he was paid £4 2s for a strong deal linen chest for the Royal Sovereign yacht. [Royal Household accounts, PRO, LC11/53–74] Presumably H. Samuel Evans.

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