Howard & Son Desk Chair
A particularly well drawn oak desk chair by Howard & Sons.
English circa 1870.
H:88 W:59 D:59OCM (Seat Height 44 cm)
H:34.5 W:23.2 D:19.2 INCHES (Seat Height 17.5 inches).
Howard & Sons, Berners Street, London
(1820 - 1947)
Established in 1820 by John Howard, going on to become Howard & Sons and trading from multiple addresses in central London, the firm is best known for it’s exceptional quality upholstered furniture but also excelled in upholstery, cabinet making and wall and floor coverings. In 1872 they relocated to their most notable address, Berners Street, and flourished winning awards at multiple exhibitions including two golds and a silver at the Paris exhibition of 1900.
Working for exclusive clients throughout the 19th and early 20th century, and boasting Royal patronage, Howard & Sons is a sure mark of quality. The Victoria and Albert Museum of London have an 1862 cabinet in their collection. Most of their work is marked with either a stamp, paper or Ivorine label. Stamps often found on castors or the inside back leg