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Graham & Biddle (1887-1907)

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

Paris Exhibition

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.