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Pew, Benjamin (1739)

Pew, Benjamin, London, cm and chairmaker (1739). When his household goods and stock in trade were put up for sale in May 1739 he was described as the ingenious Mr. Benjamin Pew’. His stock consisted of ‘large Glass Sconces in carv'd and Gilt Frames, a large Quantity of Walnut-Tree, Mahogany and other work, as fine Desks and Bookcases with Glass Doors, Mahogany and Walnut-Tree Double Chests, with a Desk in them, or without: fine Dressing-Tables, as Walnut-Tree Mahogany and Quadrille Tables, Spring-Tables, Dining, Box Night, Corner, square and other Tables: a large Quantity of Mahogany and Walnut-Tree Chairs, cover'd or uncover'd… Easy Chairs, etc…’. [London Daily Post, 25 May 1739]

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