Skip to main content

George, Remy (1704-27)

George, Remy, Bartholomew Close, London, upholder (1704–27). App. to Thomas Dixon and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 28 August 1704. Took as apps George Buckle, 1709–16; Charles Evers, 1711–18; Michael Gravelay, son of Edmund Gravelay of Halton Yorks., 1712– 19; and Arthur Skelton, 1717–24. Two accounts referring to the supply of furniture to Arthur Ingram, 3rd Viscount Irwin, in February and May 1718 exist. The first account amounting to £843 3s 2½d was for furniture supplied to Barrowby Hall, near Leeds, and included a fine crimson damask bed and eight chairs en suite accounting for £170 alone. A set of ‘42 fine matted chairs mouldings about ye seat’ amounting to a further £15 15s. The second was for furniture for Temple Newsam, Leeds and Hills Place, near Horsham, Sussex, amounting to £475 8s 1d. A set of ‘18 fine walnuttree Veneared Indian Backe chaires with Indian feet the seats covered wth Blacke Spanish Leather’ was charged at £27 while a set of ‘24 fine walnuttree chaires wth turned Indian Backs & Indian feet’ accounted for a further £22. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records; Heal; Furn. Hist., 1967]

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