Charles Bevan (probably active by circa 1860-circa 1882 was a talented and influential furniture designer, working in the ‘Modern Gothic’ style. Details of his life and career, however, remain elusive (see Simon Jervis, ‘Charles, Bevan and Talbert’ in The Decorative Arts in the Victorian Period, 1989, pp. 22-25).
Sometime after 1856 Thomas Seddon, a grandson of George Seddon, founder of the eponymous cabinet-making firm, became involved with Johnstone & Jeanes of 67, New Bond Street, London. It was while working for this latter firm that Bevan appears to have come into contact with the architect/designer John Pollard Seddon (The Building News, 8 September 1865, p. 639).