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The best chair makers of the Victorian Era

Howard & Sons, one of the best upholstered chair makers of the Victorian era.  In 1848 Howard & Sons started trading from Berners Street, London, describing themselves as cabinet makers, upholsterers and decorators.  They won international recognition at the Great Exhibition of 1852, the International Exhibition of 1894, Antwerp Exhibition of the same year and were gold medal winners at the Paris Exhibition of 1900.

 

Howard & Sons upholstered furniture can be found in Royal households.  They worked with Gillows of Lancaster and other quality cabinet makers such as Maple & Co.

 

The sofa sold at Peter Wilson’s and is an excellent example of Howard & Sons upholstered furniture.  Square section mahogany legs (one stamped with the makers name), each have four brass articulated castors with Howard trademark.  This classic sofa which requires recovering, that is delightfully comfortable will reward the new owner with Victorian sumptuous seating. 

 

Sold £11,200 (including premium) 

 

 

 

Enquires to robstones@peterwilson.co.uk

 

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