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Thomas Moore

(c. 1700—1788) hosier and carpet-maker


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(bc. 1700; d 1788). English manufacturer of hand-knotted carpets. In the mid-1750s, from his workshop in Chiswell Street, Moorfields, Moore acted as a wholesaler for the leading upholsterers and designers of the day, including Robert Adam; among the carpets woven to his designs were those for Syon House, London (1769). The business closed in 1793.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.


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