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Fisher, Jabez Henry (1826-30)

Fisher, Jabez Henry, Exeter, Devon, carver and gilder (1826–30). In 1826 he succeeded to the business of Duchemin at 7 High St, adding stationery, art materials, pier tables, cornices, frames and lamps to the stock. [Exeter Flying Post, 29 July 1826] Moved to 253 High St, at the corner of Castle St in 1828. [Exeter Flying Post, 31 June] Declared bankrupt, same paper, 11 December 1828 (as James Henry Fisher, Liverpool Mercury, 12 December 1828). Moved to Cathedral Yd, ‘recently Moll's Coffee House’ in 1830. [Exeter Flying Post, 13 May] and also in that year recorded at 40 Paris St. [Exeter Journal, 1830] and in directories at 253 High St. In The Alfred, 29 July 1828 he advertised ‘a superb assortment of every article in the GILDING & CARVING department, together with a splendid variety of fancy articles — paintings, pencil & other drawings — Chimney & pier glasses. Glasses polished & silvered — All descriptions of frames elegantly executed — Arms, Crests, seals engraved.’ On 2 September 1828 he advertised ‘for a respectable youth as an apprentice to the Business of CARVING & GILDING — He would be treated as one of the Family.’ [D]

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