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Garth, James (1768-87)

Garth, James, Serle St, Lincoln's Inn, London, u (1768–87). His earliest recorded commission was for Richard Hoare of Boreham House, Essex who in 1768 paid him 12s 6d for two looking-glasses. By the 1780s however he was obtaining substantial patronage from many important clients. Between 1781–85 he was working on furnishings for Paul Methuen at Corsham Court, Wilts., and was paid £165 on 8 March 1781, £67 on 27 February 1782 and £7 on 10 June 1785. At the same time he was working at Longford Castle, Wilts. and in this connection was paid £73 7s in 1781 and £10 7s 6d in 1787. [D; Heal; Essex RO, D/Du 649/2; V & A archives]

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