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Gilbert, John (1727-29)

Gilbert, John, St Giles, parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, upholder (1727–d. 1729). Undertook work for the Royal Household and at the time of his death in 1729 was referred to as ‘upholsterer to his Majesty’. Supplied and undertook work on canopies, bedding, curtains and quilts for the Crown and in 1728 repaired a bed at Hampton Court, originally supplied for the use of the Prince of Wales in 1715. May be the father of the John Gilbert trading in Gt Queen St from 1732. [Heal; GL, Sun MS vol. 26, p. 475; PRO, LC9/287; St James's Evening Post, 6 September 1729; Conn., June 1933, p. 379]

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