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Ferrand, Thomas (1786-1852)

Ferrand, Thomas, York, carver, gilder and frame maker (b. 1786–d. 1852). Trading in partnership with William Dodgson in Coney St, 1814–16, when the partnership was dissolved. Ferrand is recorded alone in Stonegate in 1823; and at 7 Mount, 1828–30. [D] Son of William Ferrand, planemaker of York; app. to Robert Tomlinson, carver and gilder, on 11 May 1802 for seven years, ‘no consideration in money being given’. Admitted freeman in 1809. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls] Marriage to Miss Dove at St Martin's Church, London, on 31 May 1814 reported in York Courant, 6 June. Notice regarding the dissolution of partnership with William Dodgson occurred in York Courant, 24 June 1816, when Ferrand announced the continuation of the carving and gilding business opposite the ‘George Inn’, Coney St. Dodgson moved to a shop in Coney St ‘lately occupied by Mr. Baker, Confectioner, where he will continue the business of CARVER and GILDER … N.B. An Apprentice wanted.’ Ferrand was imprisoned twice as an insolvent debtor, and his discharge announced in York Courant, 28 July 1821 and 10 October 1829. On 15 March 1823 it was announced in the same paper that his shop in Stonegate had been taken over by a clock and watchmaker. Ferrand's death on 4 April 1852, aged 66, was reported in Yorkshire Gazette, 9 April. His trade label, with the Coney St address, is found on a pair of early Georgian-style looking-glasses on loan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and also on an Adam-style looking-glass of oval form framed by swagged husk chains and surmounted by a vase. [Antiques, May 1968, p. 648, illus.] Label also recorded on a painted satinwood cabinet, decorated with garlands, arched panels of Classical landscapes, flowers and foliate scrolls; containing drawers and compartments enclosed by a pair of doors, the stand raised on turned and reeded tapering legs with stretchers. [Phillips’, 26 March 1963, lot 62]

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