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Sharp, Peter (1817)

Sharp, Peter, Bold St, Liverpool, u, cm and modeller (1817). Named in insolvency proceedings in January 1817. At first named with two partners, William May and Isabella Wilson, but subsequently only Sharp and May are mentioned. Their stock was sold for the benefit of their creditors in two sales on 20 January and the days following and the residue on 27 February. The earlier of the two sales contained ‘a large assortment of modern Paper Hangings with rich flock borders, London Chintz Furnitures, Trimmings, Brussels & Kidderminster Carpets, Oil Cloths, several sets of Drawingroom Chairs, Couches, Cabinets, Sofa, Card & Pembroke Tables, in a variety of fancy woods, excellent Mahogany articles, in a set of Patent Dining Tables, Wardrobes, Drawers, Secretaire & Chairs, Looking Glasses, Bronzed & Gilt Busts, Lamps & various ornaments etc.’. A stock of materials was also offered consisting of ‘Choice Mahogany in Veneers, Boards & Planks, Tulip & Rose Wood, a large assortment of modern Brass Work, Plate Glass, Lathe, Benches etc.’. The remaining stock offered on 27 February was of a similar nature, but specially featured was ‘a large sized Four-post Bedstead, the feet parts & cornice richly carved & brilliantly ornamented in burnished gold’. [Liverpool Mercury, 10 and 17 January, 21 February 1817]

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