Alexander Cree & Co.
Alexander Cree & Co., Cabinet Makers, Upholsterers, and Carpet Warehousemen, 34, Bothwell Street.ó
Prominent among the many large and influential industrial establishments which contribute so materially to the commercial prosperity of this city is the old-established and well-known house of Messrs. Alexander Cree & Co., cabinet makers, upholsterers, and carpet warehousemen. The house was established in the year 1837 by Mr. Alexander Cree (the oldest member of the trade in Glasgow), who is still at the head of the house, and was originally located in Argyle Street, then removed to Buchanan Street, and afterwards to Gordon Street, when about fifteen years ago, to meet the necessity for increased accommodation, the present extensive and commodious premises in Bothwell Street were acquired.
The showrooms of this establishment (four in number) are of handsome proportions and beautifully appointed in every way. The basement is fitted up as workrooms, where the upholstery work is carried out. The firm have also a very extensive and complete factory at Kelvindale Road, Maryhill Road, where they manufacture all this handsome and beautifully made furniture. The large and valuable stock of goods in the showrooms is replete with items of interest and thoroughly representative of the firmís manufactures, embracing, as they do, dining and drawing-room suites in oak, mahogany, walnut, ebony, rosewood, &c., upholstered in leather, repp, satin, and all the most fashionable and popular materials, and bedroom suites. This firm also hold one of the largest and best-selected stocks of carpets in the city, of both English and foreign manufacture.
Messrs. Cree & Co. have a first-class business connection, extending over the whole of the United Kingdom, which is well founded upon the eminent reputation the firm has so long enjoyed, and the high-class character of all their manufactures, the superior quality of which well uphold the honourable position this house has achieved when placed in competition with the manufacturers of the world. The business in every department is conducted with marked ability, energy, and enterprise. Mr. Alexander Cree possesses the advantage of long and thorough experience, and occupying, as he does, an influential position in mercantile circles, he is well known and highly esteemed for his active exertions in promoting the best interests of the trade and commerce of this city and district.
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