Graham and Banks catalogue showing Collinson and Lock furniture items c. 1895

February 29, 2024
Graham and Banks catalogue showing Collinson and Lock furniture items c. 1895

The directors of the retail business of Graham and Banks were Walter Banks, and James Graham, (a nephew of Peter Graham,) who once worked for the family business Jackson and Graham before its take-over by Collinson and Lock in 1885.

Graham & Banks produced a trade catalogue, c.1895, entitled The House Comfortable and The House Beautiful: its furniture and decoration por…

Frank Collinson's early partnership with John Walton -1868-70

February 03, 2024
Frank Collinson's early partnership with John Walton -1868-70

 

 

Before the partnership of Collinson and Lock was established in 1870 , Francis Collinson went into partnership with John Walton in 1868, They traded as successors to Herring, Son and Clarkes, as Collinson and Walton, as cabinet makers from 1868-1870 at 109 Fleet Street.

The announcement of their take-over of Herring was made in the  Morning Post 5th March 1868

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Collinson and Lock cabinets featured in Gillow catalogue c. 1903

January 19, 2024
Collinson and Lock cabinets featured in Gillow catalogue c. 1903

Interesting to see these cabinets in the Gillow Catalogue with no reference to Collinson and Lock.Dated c. 1903

Latest publication

December 06, 2023
Latest publication

Routledge have just published a set of primary extracts edited and annotated with introduction to each one by me.

The volumes are: 

Nineteenth-Century Interiors, Volume One :Theories and Discourses Around the Home

Routledge 2023 ISBN 9781032269153

 

Nineteenth-Century Interiors ,Volume Two: Styles of Decoration and Design

Routledge 2023 ISBN 9781032269184

 

A MAHOGANY DRESSING CHEST OF DRAWERS, BY COLLINSON & LOCK, LATE 19TH CENTURY STAMPED 6177

November 13, 2023
A MAHOGANY DRESSING CHEST OF DRAWERS, BY COLLINSON & LOCK, LATE 19TH CENTURY STAMPED 6177

Mahogany Dressing Chest 
BY COLLINSON & LOCK, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Stamped 'COLLINSON & LOCK LONDON 6177', the top opening to reveal an inset mirror and a sliding divided tray
95cm high (148cm opened), 106cm wide, 59cm deep

Dreweatts 1759 Sale 28th November 2023

The handle design detail is found on a number of other pieces the firm made

Fascinating sale document from the Kent Post featuring Collinson and Lock furniture

March 30, 2023

1893, September 7: Sale of Furniture from Pescott Kent Times

"Pescott, Longfield, near Fawkham, Kent. Franklin Homan is instructed by Mrs Anderson, who is leaving, to sell by auction, on the premises as above, on Wednesday and Thursday, 20th and 21st September, 1893 at 12 for 1 o'clock on each day, the whole of the valuable household furniture and effects, comprising the complete dini…

A Collinson and Lock chair

January 26, 2023
A Collinson and Lock chair

An attractive little easy chair by Collinson and Lock has been brought to my attention. it is stamped with the name and number 5835

New cabinet number 7019 added to lisitng

November 02, 2022

Walnut side cabinet, central upper display cabinet enclosed by two astragal glazed doors, ring turned supports, rectangular moulded top with dentil frieze over cupboard enclosed by geometric panelled doors and open shelves, plinth base, the cupboard door stamped "Collinson & Lock London' '7019'

Dimensions:
Height: 173cm  Length/Width: 140cm  Depth/Diam…

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