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Peacock, Robert (1763-76)

Peacock, Robert, Strand, London, cabinet and upholstery warehouse (1763–76). Established in the Strand by 1763 and in that year his premises suffered damage from a fire. This forced him to move to 150 Strand which was to remain in his hands until at least 1776. The new shop was a few yards to the east of his former premises. In 1764 he took over also 147 Strand but this was given up about 1768. Although declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., October 1772, he continued to trade from 150 Strand. He is recorded supplying a backgammon table to the 3rd Earl of Albemarle in 1769 at a cost of £1 12s. This commission is recorded in the Bagshot Park accounts. The notebook of Edward Knight of Wolverley House, Worcs. records under 7 May 1774 the supply of a ‘Commode Dr. Table’ at £21 1s 6d. [D; H. Phillips, Mid-Georgian London, pp. 173–74; Suffolk RO (Ipswich), HA67: 461/443; Kidderminster Lib., Knight MS]

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