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Penson, Stephen (1704-13)

Penson, Stephen, ‘The Phoenix’, Leicester Fields, London, upholder (1704–13). Worked at Drayton House, Northants., and on 28 April 1704 was paid £10 ‘in part for upholders work’. On 30 November of the same year he charged £77 for additions to two pieces of hangings ‘contains 44 ells of worke weaved by me’. Also concerned with the funeral arrangements of the 8th Duchess of Norfolk. [Heal; Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 26; V&A archives]

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