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Pether, Thomas (1773)

Pether, Thomas, Berwick St, Soho, London, carver (1773). Thomas Pether published A Book of Ornaments, Suitable for Beginners, on 6 January 1773 consisting of a frontispiece and five plates. The title page records that he was a carver who owned a print shop in Berwick St, Soho. A catalogue issued by Taylor's Architectural Library, c. 1780 lists ‘A Book of Tablets done to full size commonly used for chimney-pieces, Designed and etched by T. Pether on six plates’. No copy is known. [Furn. Hist., 1975]

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