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Mawer, H. & Stephenson

Mawer, H. & Stephenson, London. Stamp recorded on various pieces: a George III mahogany partner's desk with rectangular leather-lined top with nine drawers surrounding a central kneehole [Christie's, 22 January 1981, lot 131]; a small mahogany drum table [Chelsea Antiques Fair, March 1983]; a mahogany tambour-fronted writing desk with a pull-out writing slide, the interior with pigeon-holes and drawers, with two drawers in the frieze, raised on tapering legs [Sotheby's, 27 January 1967, lot 142]; on an early 19th-century mahogany pedestal table, with fall flaps and two shallow drawers, on tapered triangular formed pedestal and triform base with bobbin supports; also on a mahogany bow-fronted hall table, c.1800, with single drawer, on four tapered legs, and with box-wood stringing; also on a bow-fronted marquetry rosewood sideboard, with three drawers, two cupboards and gilt handles; and on an ebonised sideboard with oval inlay in top, central drawer flanked by two deeper drawers on each side, applied fretwork to centre drawer; top of centre inscribed: ‘H. Mawer & Stephenson London’. Label underneath reads: ‘J. & B. Blower, Shrewsbury’. This firm may have been furniture brokers rather than makers.

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