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Greer, William (1720–66)

Greer, William

Rupert St, Westminster, London; upholder (fl.1720–66)

Son of Alexander Greer of Critchel More, Dorset, Gent. App. to Phineas Sale, 14 September 1720, and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 6 June 1733. In 1738 took app. named Gedding. Attracted patrons of note. In April 1743 submitted a long account for work done at Gibside, Co. Durham for the Bowes family and for furniture hired for a house in Pall Mall and work undertaken at another London house in Conduit St. In total the account came to £521 7s 10½d and was settled in May 1747. A further £40 was paid in August 1746 in part settlement for goods supplied earlier in the month. In May 1755 Greer was paid for ‘a picture of a landscape’. These bills have been transcribed in full in Medlam, Furniture History (1990). On 11 December 1766 the 1st Duke of Northumberland paid for bedsteads, lace, buckram etc. supplied by Greer.

Source: DEFM; Medlam, ‘William Greer at Gibside’, Furniture History (1990).

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