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May, William, Sharp, Peter & Wilson, Isabella (1817)

May, William, Sharp, Peter & Wilson, Isabella, Liverpool, u, dealers and chapmen, cm and modellers (1817). Declared bankrupt, and sale of stock and effects advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 10 January 1817. Sale advertised again on 17 January of ‘THE entire STOCK in TRADE of Messrs. May & Sharp, UPHOLSTERERS, CABINET MAKERS and MODELLERS, consisting of a large assortment of modern Paper Hangings with rich flock borders, London Chintz Furnitures, Trimmings, Brussels & Kidderminster Carpets, Oil Cloths, several sets of Drawing-room Chairs, Couches, Cabinets, Sofa, Card & Pembroke Tables, in a variety of fancy woods, excellent Mahogany articles, in a set of Patent Dining Tables, wardrobes, Drawers, Secretaire & Chairs, Looking Glasses, Bronzed & Gilt Busts, Lamps & various ornaments etc. etc. Also the manufactured Stock Consisting of Choice Mahogany in Veneers, Boards & Planks, Tulip & Rosewood, a large assortment of modern Brass Work, Plate Glass, Lathe, Benches etc. …’. Sale re-advertised on 21 February 1817 at the firm's premises in Bold St, ‘consisting of a large sized Four-post Bedstead, the feet posts & cornice richly carved & brilliantly ornamented in burnished gold, several sets Fourpost Bedsteads, with mahogany feet-posts, handsome Sofa, Work, Chess & Card Tables in fancy woods, Cabinets, Secretaire & Book case, Couches, Brussels & Kidderminster Carpets, Paper Hangings, Feather Beds etc.….’.

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