Graham & Biddle
Graham House, 463 Oxford Street, London; designers and manufacturers of artistic furniture, decorators, sanitary and electrical engineers (1887-1907)
The partners were William Edgar Graham and Frank Hayward Biddle, both previously partners in Jackson & Graham.
China Cabinet displayed at the Paris Exhibition, 1889 [The Furniture Gazette, 1 July 1889, p. 216, plate I].
Graham & Biddle participated in the Paris International Exhibition in 1889 where they displayed:
- A Spanish mahogany vitrine
- A chair
- A settee
- An occasional table
- A china cabinet
- Another smaller cabinet
- A Renaissance style cabinet on stand illus. [The Furniture Gazette, 1 July & 1 August 1889].
A rosewood inlaid table, stamped and retailed by Graham & Biddle, and possibly made by Collinson & Lock, was auctioned by Bonhams, 21 April 2015, lot 141.
Ambrose Heal carried out work experience with Graham & Biddle, June 1892-September 1893.
There was a provisional patent for an improved flower stand and electric light standard combined, granted to the firm in 1890 [The Electrical Engineer, 1 January 1890].
On 4 December 1907 Maple & Co. announced the half price sale at their Tottenham Court Road galleries of cabinet furniture and upholstery which they had purchased for cash from Graham & Biddle, following the dissolution of the latter’s partnership. The legal dissolution took place on 13 December 1907.
Source: Private correspondence with Martin Graham.