Davenports

An entry made in the 1790s in the records of the cabinetmakers Gillow of Lancaster stated ‘Captain Davenport, a desk’. This is thought to be the first recorded example of the small writing cabinets now known by the Captain’s name.

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Jennens and Bettridge

Papier-mâché furniture became popular in the Victorian period of the 19th century. The decoration is japanned or varnished onto a mostly black background. Papier-mâché furniture was produced by a number of makers but they largely remained anonymous. However, Jennens and

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Gustav III

Louis XVI transitional furniture that bridged the shift from Rococo to Neoclassical style in France is familiar to many people but during this time these styles were also being imitated in Sweden; Gustavian furniture.  The French influence was taken back

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