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Pavie, Peter (1690-1727)

Pavie, Peter, London, cm (1690–1727). Probably of French Huguenot extraction and one of a number of such craftsmen supplying furnishings to the Royal Household in the last years of the 17th and the early decades of the 18th century. In 1690–91 supplied furniture to Queen Mary which included ‘a fine cabonett, a looking glass frame, a Table & Stands Suitable’ for which £38 was charged on 21 August 1690. In 1696 he was paid £1 17s for ‘making and gilding 4 drawers in his Graces Cabinet to put bookes in and some other work’. This commission was for the Duke of Northumberland for Northumberland House in the Strand, London, but Pavie was also employed at Petworth House, Sussex another of the Earl's properties. A ‘Monsieur Passie’ shown in the Chatsworth, Derbs. records as the supplier of a clock case in March 1695 is probably this maker. In 1712 he took as app. Thomas Turner, the son of the late rector of Claypole, Lincs. and received the substantial premium of £75, indicating his status in the furniture trades. A Pavie, cm, is recorded at Compton St, Soho in 1727 and may be this maker. [Symonds, Furniture Making in 17th and 18th Century England, p. 108; John Bowen's disbursements, Petworth 174; Chatsworth, account bk V; S of G, app. index; Heal; Apollo, May 1977, p. 361]

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