Moore, Thomas (1734-1738)
London; cabinet maker (1734–d.1738)
Ambrose Heal records him in St Martin's Lane, and mentions a trade card, references in contemporary newspapers in 1734, and death in 1738.
In partnership with Daniel Bell, Moore supplied ‘The Honourable Counsellor Rider’ with a quantity of furniture in May and June 1734. These bills are receipted: ‘Daniel Bell and Self, Thos. Moore’; but the bills for further consignments from 31 October to 18 December of that year are receipted by Moore only. Included in these later bills are ten ‘handsome walnut-tree chairs broad banister backs cutt in a shape with scrole tops, finished very good wood, loose compass seats stuft in white Hessing with rich carved fore feet with Lyons faces on ye knees and Lyons Paws and O.Ge back feet with scroles and carved shells to ye fore rails.’ Furniture Moore supplied totalled a cost of £108 6s.
There was another similar set, and some of these chairs are still at Sandon Hall, Staffordshire. The younger James Moore, son of the Royal cabinet maker, died in 1734, and it seems probable that Thomas was a member of the family who at that date or earlier had entered into partnership with Daniel Bell.
Moore & Bell supplied furniture to Earl Fitzwalter at Moulsham Hall. [DEF; Old Furniture, vol. 4, 1928, pp. 48–53, fig. 1]
See Bell & Moore, and Richard Moore at the ‘Two Twisted Posts’. Probably Thomas Moor.