The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director
bit.ly/1M37t5S Browse or download Thomas Chippendale’s definitive, illustrated volume in full.
Professional & Organisational Directories, 1600-1941
bit.ly/1M37Cq5 Search various UK historical trade directories for cabinet maker ancestors on Ancestry.
London Labour and the London Poor (1861)
bit.ly/1M37MxF In this compendium of usual and unusual 19th- century trades, Henry Mayhew offers colourful descriptions of fancy and general cabinet makers.
Harewood Chippendale Collection
bit.ly/1M37PcH View online examples of Chippendale’s luxurious cabinets, commodes and more.
British Newspaper Archive
britishnewspaperarchive. co.uk Search for your cabinet maker ancestors in local and national newspapers. The collection is also available through findmypast.co.uk.