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Gosset, Gideon (1744-1785)

Gosset, Gideon

Berwick Street, London; frame maker and carver (1744–d. 1785)

A member of the famous family of carvers of French extraction, who had fled from Normandy to Jersey at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes and later settled in London. Elder brother of the better known Isaac Gosset.

In 1744 he supplied picture frames for Petworth, Sussex and in 1747 was paid £19 for picture frames and glasses supplied to the Grimston family.

Probably the Mr Gosset referred to in a letter by William Hogarth dated 28 June 1748 when he obtained a quotation for framing the picture Paul Before Felix which he had painted for the hall in Lincoln's Inn [Heal; Gunnis; poll book; V & A archives; Country Life, 9 May 1985].

Source: DEFM

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