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William Rodman & Co.

A complete label for William Rodman & Co.

Example below originally posted on 6th August 2012

A framemaker, carvers, and gilders which was located at 41 Donegall Street, Belfast. I am not certain on the exact dates but they were certainly trading in 1890 and maybe as late as 1960. A good quality Louis XIV style revival frame, compo ornamented, with original highly burnished water gilding.


Joseph Smith

John Makepeace

William Lomax

P. Galès

Kensington Fine Art Society

J. Cardin

Leon Bredontiot



It seems from the National Portrait Gallery database of British Framemakers 1610-1950 that a carving, gilding, and frame making business was trading at this address '18 Silver Street, Golden Square, London' from 1801 to 1883 although the name/names were Jordan & Evans (to 1825) and then William Evans, and later William & Phillip Evans. I wonder if this frame is earlier that 1801 as it is a very good quality fully carved example, although it could also be later than 1883.

William Young

R. Crook's




The latest example of a Boots label, very small (3/4" x 1 1/4") and in poor condition due to being covered over with clear tape, but interesting label diversity and development:

Another example of a Boots label below, sent to us by email, and posted on 28th February 2014:

The two identical labels below which were originally posted on 18th September 2013

A third example of a Boots label, with a photo of the fluted frame it is on.

Second label originally posted 16th August 2012

The example of a Boots label above is possibly 1950's/60's, a much earlier label with more info is below:

First label below originally posted 14th August 2012

Boots is a nationwide chemist and pharmacist in the UK, and offered a picture framing service from 1894 to 1963 or later. In 1894 the business advertised its self as 'Printsellers, Carvers and Gilders, Picture Frame Manufacturers, Artists' Colourmen' selling 'English Gold Frames of the Highest Quality'.
The source of this and additional information on Boots, can be found on the National Portrait Gallery website: British Framemakers & British Artists's Suppliers.