William Vile

(c. 1714—1767) furniture maker

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(b ?Somerset, c. 1700; d London, 22 Aug 1767). English cabinetmaker. He may have been apprenticed to William Hallett, to whom some pieces traditionally attributed to Vile have in recent decades been reassigned. No documented furniture by Vile has survived before the partnership he formed with John Cobb in 1751.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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