John Folgham, case and knife case maker.
Whilst, visiting the wonderful National Trust Property Chastleton House ,which is just down the road from the shop, I noticed this fine Georgian Knife box which I hadn't recalled seeing before.
This box with its serpentine front is much like like many that you will see in many country houses.So what made this box stand out you might ask ?
On the wall behind the box is the framed original invoice supplied by the maker John Folgham in 1787.
Any ideas ?
Referring to The Dictionary of English Furniture makers,1660-1840 we see this on the maker:
Fascinating stuff. What would this equate to in modern times ? To give and idea of value I believe a housemaid would have been paid about £ 5 per annum in the 1770's.
by Simon Clarke.