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Hands, Thomas (1828–1838)

Hands, Thomas

Micklegate, York; cabinet maker, upholder, appraiser, auctioneer and undertaker (fl.1828–38)

Trading at no. 14, 1828–30; and no. 85, 1834–38. Son of Richard Hands, combmaker; admitted freeman in 1819. Submitted bill totalling £12 13s 9d to the trustees of St Saviour's Chapel in August 1834 for ‘extending Gallery across the Chapel, laying an inclined floor in large Pewbelow, making Benches for Gallery and Pew, widening the seats around the alter Table and covering with matting.’ Bill-head dated 1834 in the John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Library.

Sources: DEFM; Stabler, ‘Furniture Makers’ Trade-Cards and Bill-Heads in the John Johnson Collection’, FHS Newsletter (May 2007).

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