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Fox, John (1822–39)

Fox, John

Newgate St, London; cabinet maker, upholder, appraiser and undertaker, paper hanger, and ‘transparent, Venetian & other blinds’ maker (fl.1822–39)

Trading as Burnell & Fox, 46 Newgate St, 1822–23; alone at 46–47 in 1825; no. 47, 1826–29; and no. 14, 1837–39. For an illustration of the street façade of the firm's premises taken from Tallis's London Street Views (1838-40) - see Kirkham, Furniture History (1988), fig. 39. In 1826 Fox supplied to John Gibbard of Sharnbrook, near Bedford, ‘a suite of embossed scarlet moreen curtains for two windows’ and ‘a long window cornice japanned black with gold ornaments made in 2 parts with brass cornice ends’, costing £16 8s. Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 20 April 1832.

Source: DEFM; Kirkham, ‘Illustrations to The London Furniture Trade 1700-1870’, Furniture History (1988).

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