Palmer and Coe, active 1804–09




Newport, Rhode Island

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The cabinetmaking partnership between Gideon Palmer and Adam S. Coe was active by 1804, when they advertised that they, "carry on the CABINET and CHAIRMAKING Business, in all its various branches, at their shop, a few doors below the Theater, on the Long-Wharf." They carried, "Furniture, of the most fashionable kind, constantly kept on hand, which they will dispose of as cheap as can be purchased in this town."(1) The partnership lasted until 1809, when Palmer and Coe announced that, "The Co-Partnership subsisting between PALMER & COE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.-All business relative to the firm, will be settled by ADAM S. COE."(2)

Benjamin W. Colman

1. The Newport Mercury, "Advertisement," August 4, 1804,

2. The Newport Mercury, "Notice," June 3, 1809,