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Hutton, James (1794–1808)

Hutton, James

Lancaster, Lancs.; furniture painter and japanner (fl.1794–1808)

Listed in the Gillows’ archive between 1802-04. He earned £130 7s 1d. in 1802, and other sums are mentioned but no details of the furniture he painted. He purchased copal varnish and white varnish from Gillows. Possibly the J Hutton paid in 1808 to paint the tiny numbers on each specimen wood of a workbox which corresponded to the printed list.

Sources: DEFM; Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840 (2008), II, p. 250; Bowett, ‘A Specimen Wood Workbox of 1808 by Gillows’, Regional Furniture (2011).


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