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Pearson, William (1821-27)

Pearson, William, Carpenters’ Hall, 67 London Wall and 343 Strand, London, cabinet, upholstery and patent seasoned bedding etc. manufacturer (1821–27). Successor to Kent & Luck at the London Wall address. An insurance policy effected on 5 November 1821 covering stock valued at £1,400 was jointly in the names of William Kent, Samuel Luck and William Pearson. By 1823, however, William Pearson was clearly trading on his own behalf. An amboyna work table with a circular top, crossbanded with rosewood, with this maker's label in the drawer, is recorded. This indicates that he was also an auctioneer and appraiser. [D; Christie's, 11 November 1982, lot 104]

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