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Robinson, Joseph (1790-1832)

Robinson, Joseph

Liverpool, Lancashire; chair and cabinet maker (fl.1790–1832)

Addresses given at 39 Gerrard St (1794); 30 Lionel Street off Gerrard Street (1796); Dale Street and Whitechapel (1800); 14 Fontenoy Street, Dale Street (1803–04); Richmond Row, opposite Comus Street (1805); 77 Richmond Row (1807–10); no. 79 (1811); no. 76 (1813–14); no. 82 (1816); no. 81 (1818) with a warehouse at 43 Whitechapel (1817–21); no. 55 (1824–27) with premises also at 81 Richmond Row in 1824; and 7 Stafford Street (1827). Retired from business at Whitechapel in 1832.

Joseph Robinson, letter-case maker of Liverpool was admitted freeman on 24 June 1790.

Notice of termination of the partnership with his brother, John Robinson, was published in the Liverpool Mercury, 5 December 1817. Joseph announced he would continue the business on his own account and had on sale at his warehouse at 43 Whitechapel, an elegant & complete assortment of Chairs, Sofas, & Grecian Couches, of the most approved & fashionable London Patterns; also Cabinet Furniture, in fine Mahogany, Rosewood, etc. elegant Four Post & Camp Bedsteads, of the best workmanship, & on the most reasonable terms. N.B. Merchants & Captains of ships supplied on liberal terms, & at the shortest notice.’

The death of his eldest son, George Robinson, aged 28, on 18 October 1823 ‘at Southwood Lodge, near Nachez’, was reported in the Liverpool Mercury, 19 December 1823.

Notice regarding the sale of stock of ‘CABINET FURNITURE of a VERY SUPERIOR MANUFACTURE’ on Joseph Robinson's retirement was given in the same paper on 9 November 1832. It consisted of ‘Bookcase with Glazed Doors, Wardrobes, Chests of Drawers, modern Pedestal Sideboards, several sets of Chairs & sofas in black hair cloth, Pembroke, Loo, Sofa, & Elliptic Pillar Card Tables, Dressing Glasses, Portable Desks, Tea Chests, Caddies etc. in Mahogany, Rosewood etc. A set of Imitation Rosewood Chairs, & a Couch in Canvass, with other Articles. The well-known excellence of Mr. Robinson's Manufacture, as well as the goodness of material & the modern fashion, render these articles well worth the attention of the Public.’ [Liverpool freemen register].

See John & Joseph Robinson.

Source: DEFM

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