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Gardner, Matthew (1796-1815)

Gardner, Matthew, Liverpool, cm (1796–d. 1815). Son of John Gardner, pot painter. Free 25 May 1796. In 1800 at 22 Whitechapel, the number changing to 85 in 1805 and 90, 1807–11. By 1813 at 79 Mount Pleasant. Took as apps William Williams (free 1812), and John Mecomb (free 1818). Died on 6 September 1815 aged 44, after a lingering illness, and in the following month the sale of his stock was announced. This comprised ‘Mahogany Clock-cases, Chairframes, Gardervins, Tea Chests, Cheese Waggons, Children's Chairs, Ladies Work Tables, Chests of Drawers etc. etc. with a valuable Assortment of Veneers, Mahogany Planks & Boards, Tool Chests & Tools, Three Benches, Grinding Stone, Sofa Frame etc.’ [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk; Liverpool Mercury, 13 October 1815]

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