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Ferraro, Peter (1813–1945)

Ferraro, Peter

London; carver, gilder and looking-glass manufacturer (fl. 1813–45)

Addresses given at 15 New Court, Broad Street, Golden Square (1813); 5 Lower James Street (1815–35); 67 Quadrant, Regent Street (1826–37); 7 Regent Street (1831); and 69 Quadrant (1839). 

Listed in the London Post Office Directory 1845 at 67 Quadrant as carver & gilder.

Named in the Royal Household accounts supplying:

  • 10 October 1813 a frame for a portrait of the Prince Regent, costing £45; and on 5 January 1815, miscellaneous pedestals for china jars, ‘richly ornamented and gilt in burnished gold’, £27 10s.
  • Gilded ornaments for tables, sideboards &c. at George IV’s Coronation banquet.
  • On 10 October 1823 he was paid a total of £253 10s which included ‘3 large ornaments to the design of Mr. Jones for tops of pilasters in the Saloon, £165.0.0., and various other work to Mr. Jones order, all in the Saloon’ at Brighton Pavilion.
  • On 5 April 1831 he was paid for re-gilding pier glasses and picture frames at St James's Palace.

Source: DEFM; de Bellaigue, ‘A Royal Mise-en-Scène: George IV's Coronation Banquet’, Furniture History (1993).

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