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Guidot, Anthony (1708-1727)

Guidot, Anthony

London; upholder (fl. 1708–27)

The son of the Gentleman, Richard Guidot of Ropley, Hampshire and the brother of William Guidot snr, who was his apprentice (1716–24), and father of William Guidot jnr, both London upholders.

Anthony Guidot was apprenticed to Thomas Ferrers on 14 July 1708 and made free of the Upholders’ Company by servitude, 5 September 1716.

In 1718 he was trading from an address at the sign of The Sun in Fleet Street and by 1722 had moved to the sign of The Royal Bed in Shug Lane, Marylebone Street. On 20 July of that year he purchased insurance cover of £500 which included £100 for goods and merchandise, £100 for a warehouse and £300 for goods in it.

In 1718 he was working for the 1st Duke of Montrose at his house in Bond Street, London. He charged £18 14s for making up the Crimson Mohair Room, and in addition 31 yards of blue mohair was supplied at 5s 6d per yd.

A further commission of the same year for this house included the foot and head part of a bedstead, cushions, curtains, the making of a settee, chair bottoms and 14 yards of blue serge for lining a chapel pew. This bill amounted to £22 14s 5½d.

Work for the Duke continued until 1725 and Guidot's bills for furnishings at Bond Street and Hanover Square totalled £216 18s 6d [Guildhall Library, Upholders’ Company records; London Metropolitan Archive (LMA) Sun MS vol. 14, ref. 25943; Ambrose Heal; Scottish Record Office, GD 220/6/1192/10, 1192/36, GD 220/6/3/ P147].

Source: DEFM

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