Wilkie & Cochran

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    Mid 19th Century well made  mahogany library bookcase in two parts with maker label “LATE WILKIE & COCHRAN

    Ilkie & Cochran, London, cm and chair maker (1817–40). In 1817–18 John Wilkie was trading on his own account from 1 Norfolk St, Fitzroy Sq. but by 1820 he was in partnership with William Cochran at 20 Nassau St, Middlx Hospital. Insurance valuations at this period suggest a business of substantial size.  Workshops were maintained behind the Nassau St premises. The partnership was still operating in 1840. A Regency bergère chair in rosewood is recorded stamped ‘WILKIE AND COCHRAN’. A set of ten single chairs and two armchairs are also recorded marked with the name of John Wilkie. Also known is a trade label of John Wilkie from the 20 Nassau St address endorsed ‘LATE WILKIE & COCHRAN’. This would seem to represent a post 1840 situation.

     

    Size

    244 x 190 x 48 (30) cm

    *Inside 25 and 36 deep

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