Thomas Willson was a retailer who traded from 68 Great Queen Street between 1821-1829. He may also be the auctioneer Thomas Wilson (sic), recorded at 28 Little Queen Street from 1799-1825 (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 56). Acting principally as a dealer in second-hand furniture, Thomas Willson identified his stock with a stamp. There are other examples of furniture retailed by T. Willson which date to the late 18th century, such as a George III mahogany sideboard bearing an identical stamp, sold anonymously, Christie's, South Kensington, 28 July 1999, lot 233.
From 1830 to 1837 the business was then continued by Mary Willson & Son (Mary was possibly Thomas's wife) and later by another relative, Mathew Willson until 1854.