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Hunter, John (1779-1793)

Hunter, John

44 corner of Swallow Street, Piccadilly, London; carver and gilder, glass grinder, cabinet and frame maker (fl.1779–93)

Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1779 for £400 on his house; in 1781 for £700 of which £300 accounted for utensils and stock; and on 14 October 1790 for £2,000 on warehouse, glass and stock at 153 Swallow Street. [Guildhall Library (GL), Sun MS vol. 277, p. 121; vol. 295, p. 370; ref. 575121].

Polled at Westminster as Jonathan Hunter in 1784,

A labelled frame with a mezzotint portrait of Sir Edward Astley, published in 1771, reads ‘GLASS GRINDER, CARVER , GILDER, CABINET & FRAME MAKER, No. 44 Piccadilly, at the corner of Swallow Street facing St James’s Church’ (label only illus. Gilbert (1996), fig. 502).

Possibly the Huntsman, chair maker of London, who subscribed to the Sheraton’s Drawing Book.

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.