John Gregory Crace
John Gregory Crace (1809-1889), the great grandson of Edward Crace, was associated with A.W.N. Pugin from 1843-1852. He designed furniture and stained glass as well as decorative schemes for the Manchester Art Treasures exhibition, 1857 and the London International Exhibition, 1862, also working for the 6th Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth
Founded by Edward Crace in London about 1768, five generations of the Crace family practised as interior decorators in unbroken succession until 1899, working for every British monarch from George III to Queen Victoria. The Crace firm closed in 1899 when John Dibblee Crace, the founder’s great great grandson, decided he could not continue to run the partnership single-handedly.