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Penning, J (1809–12)

Penning, J

Blandford, Dorset; cabinet maker (fl. 1809–12)

First recorded in 1809, when in partnership with a person called Charmbury he took over the business of Daniel Charmbury who had given up his trade in that year because of ill-health and soon after had died. The new business traded as Penning & Charmbury, builders, cm and u. On 4 February 1811 ‘Pennings’ Cabinet and Upholstery Manufactory’ placed an advertisement in the Salisbury & Winchester Journal for ‘THREE CABINET-MAKERS…. A Turner and Fancy turn-pin Chair-maker… An Apprentice of genteel connections wanted’. By December 1812 when Penning was declared bankrupt he was trading on his own behalf.

Source: DEFM; Parker, ‘The Elusive Turn-pin Chair’, Regional Furniture (2018).

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