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Howard & Sons Bridgewater Armchair, 19th Century, circa 1890

US$11,217.07

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Howard & Sons Bridgewater armchair, 19th century, circa 1890 Sublime antique 19th century Howard & Sons deep seated Bridgewater leather button back armchair, England, circa 1890, this exceptional original Bridgewater armchair having been newly professionally reupholstered in the traditional manner with horsehair stuffing throughout and covered in the finest cinnamon brown leather with a fabulous craquelure finish and brass stud detail, the armchair is of typical form raised on square tapering legs with brass caps and castors, the brass castors stamped Howard & Sons, the tapering mahogany front supports and rear leg stamped Howard & Sons, Berners Street, numbered 11044 6564, with brass casters all stamped Howard & Sons Ltd, London, a truly wonderful chair, simply stunning, reserve now. Background: Howard & Sons The name of Howard & Sons is probably one of the best known and highly sought after names in upholstered furniture. The company was started by John Howard in 1820 trading from 24 Leman St, London as a Cabinet Maker. Over the next 25 years they would make several changes of premises within the Whitechapel area. First to 27 Great Alie St (Now just Alie St) before moving a short distance to 34 Great Alie St. In 1844 the company made its first venture into upholstered furniture by opening a showroom/workshop at 36 Red lion St. This was also to be a big move towards what would be their next and most famous location. In 1848 they moved to a new address much more accustomed with the name; Berners St. London as “Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Decorator” under the name John Howard & Sons. By 1872 the company was occupying 25, 26 and 27 Berners St. By 1854 he was established in the heart of the West End at 22 and 36 Berners Street. The firm grew to become one of the most fashionable and successful of the 19th century, participating in many of the International Exhibitions for the remainder of the century. They employed their eclectic styles working for many important clients providing furniture for important houses such as Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire, Elton Hall, Huntingdonshire and Stokesay Court, Shropshire. Still fashionable at the close of the century, in 1893 they provided the fittings for Mr Vanderbilt's yacht In 1935 the well-established decorators Lenygon and Morant appear to take over the name with the business address being given as 31 Old Burlington St (Lenygon and Morants premesis since 1909). Lenygon and Morant later moved to South Audley St where from 1954 they advertised as 'Makers of Howard Chairs and Sofas’. In 1967 the owners of Lenygon and Morant open Howard Chairs Limited, the company operating from Lyme St continue to make high quality sofas and armchairs It is believed that Queen Elizabeth II has the largest private collection of Howard & Sons chairs in the world. Summary: Antique, 19th century Howard & Sons Ltd Berners street Leather Armchair Bridgewater Deep seated Original Date: 1890 Maker: Howard & Sons Wood: Mahogany Stamped:11044 6564 Casters: Stamped Howard & Sons Ltd Investment Condition: Excellent condition, newly upholstered in brown leather with craquelure finish, no weakness to joints, stamped caters and back legs marked Berners street, a beautiful chairs with no smells or odors, super comfortable. Dimensions chair: Width 31” / 79cm Depth 41” / 105cm Height 34” / 87cm Floor to seat 17” / 43cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Howard & Sons Ltd (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Depth: 41 in. (104.14 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1890
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent.
  • Seller Location
    Longdon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1832322783162

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    Ships From: Longdon, United Kingdom
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