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1822-1854 - Oxford Street (Westminster)

Carver and gilder Carlo [Charles] Nosotti was born in 1798 in or near Milan. He was working in London in 1822. In 1827 he married Amelia Garbanati, daughter of Joseph Garbanati, another Italian carver and gilder in London. Initially he seems to have traded with Francis Nosotti, possibly his brother, as looking glass manufacturers. In 1838 he opened a showroom at no. 399 Oxford Street, with his workshop around the corner in Great Chapel Street. He died in 1854. His son and successor, Charles F. Nosotti was listed in the 1861 census as a carver and gilder, living in Hampstead, employing ten men. In 1866, Nosotti advertised his manufactory and ten showrooms as containing looking glasses, console tables, window cornices, girandole, and picture frames manufactured on the premises. By 1870 the business was listed as upholsterer, decorator, house and ornamental painters, by appointment carver and gilder to his late Majesty William IV and to His Imperial Majesty Napoleon III.

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