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Galletti, William & Anthony (1821-39)

Galletti, William & Anthony, Liverpool, carvers, gilders, print sellers and opticians (1821–39). Established their business at 10 Castle St in November 1821 after having previously lived in Glasgow. They offered to frame and glaze prints and drawings, clean and varnish paintings and re-gild picture frames. They also undertook ‘Window Cornices, Gold Mouldings for Rooms, with every kind of Carving & Gilding Work done on the shortest notice’. They also made and repaired thermometers, barometers and telescopes. They continued to occupy the shop in Castle St until the termination of the business but in 1839 the number is given as 19. In 1827 their house is given as 6 Shaw's Brow and in 1835 Anthony was living at 6 Beau St, the number changing to 11 in 1839. By 1833 the partnership appears to have ended and Anthony continued the business himself. His stock also diversified and in that year he offered additionally ‘a valuable & choice Collection of Ancient & Modern PAINTINGS’, picture frames, artists’ colours and materials, optical and mathematical instruments, spectacles, jewellery, fishing equipment and ‘Ornamental Shells, Curiosities etc. Napoleon Medals in Silver & Bronze Coins etc.’ [D; Liverpool Mercury, 23 November 1821, 13 September 1833]

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