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Cohen v Roche [1927] 1 KB 169

The claimant owned a furniture shop and entered an agreement to purchase a quantity of Hepplewhite chairs to sell in his shop. The defendant, in breach of contract, refused to deliver the chairs. The claimant sued for breach of contract and sought specific performance for delivery of the chairs.


The court refused to grant specific performance. The claimant would be adequately compensated by an award of damages. The chairs were considered 'ordinary articles of commerce and of no special value or interest'. The claimant could have purchased the chairs elsewhere.

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