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Gambier, William (1733)

Gambier, William, St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, picture frame carver (1733). Took as app. Thomas Thompson but in 1733 he was released because of ill treatment. Gambier was described as ‘being of passionate temper’ and it was stated that he had struck Thompson with a large iron poker. It was also stated that he had ‘been forced to go without victuals for a considerable time.’ [Winterthur, Delaware, Symonds papers]

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