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Harman (1664-68)

Harman, —, address unrecorded, u (1664–68). Samuel Pepys visited ‘Mr. Harman the upholsterer’ on seven occasions. The earliest entry, on 23 August 1664, reads: ‘called at Harman's and there bespoke some chairs.’ In 1666 he went to the shop three times during August and September when he was choosing a bed and hangings for ‘my new closet’. Finally on 19 October 1668 he set out from home ‘by coach with my wife and Deb. and Mr. Harman, the upholster, and carried them to take measure of Mr. Wren's bed at St. James's, I being resolved to have just such another made me.’ [Diary of Samuel Pepys (1659–69)]

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