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Harding, Richard (1789-1793)

Harding, Richard

Berwick Street, Soho, London; carver and gilder to the King (fl. 1789–93)

Harding's 1791 trade card gives his address at no. 7, and reads ‘Carver and Gilder to Her Majesty’.

A full-length mezzotint portrait of George III in a frame with label printed ’Harding, CARVER & GILDER, to His Majesty, No. 7 Berwick Street, SOHO. Makes all sorts of Picture and Glass Frames, Girandoles, Tables, Brackets &c. in the neatest Manner and on the most Reasonable Terms.’ is illustrated in Gilbert (1996), figs 469-470.

Sources: DEFM; Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840 (1996).

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