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Paty, William (1758-1800)

Paty, William, Bristol, carver and architect (b.1758–d.1800). Son of Thomas Paty and active in his business from the late 1770s. Took over the business on the death of his father in 1789. He entered the Royal Academy Architectural Schools in 1775, and was subsequently responsible for an impressive output of sculptural work, which is listed in Gunnis. In the 1790s he undertook work at Christ Church, Bristol and was paid £105 for a new altar piece ‘including Carpenter Work Painting & Carving the ornaments & gilding’. [Gunnis; Furn. Hist., 1976]

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