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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 211

    A LATE VICTORIAN WALNUT RECLINING CHAISE LONGUE

    BY HOWARD & SONS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE VICTORIAN WALNUT RECLINING CHAISE LONGUE
    By Howard & Sons, late 19th century
    The adjustable padded winged back with out-scrolled arms and down-filled cushion covered in calico and fabric remnants, on ring-turned baluster legs and brass castors, the castors stamped 'Howard & Sons', the underside with a printed paper label 'Howard & Sons, Easy chair and Sofa Factory, 27 Berners St, London, Patent Pending' and inscribed in ink '3662' and '6641', one leg stamped '3662' and '4051'
    62 in. (158 cm.) wide


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    One of the most successful and well-known Victorian cabinet-making firms, Howard and Sons was formed by John Howard in 1820 and established in Berners Street by 1854. Messrs. Howard and Sons exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition, and amongst several notable commissions contributed to the furnishing of Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire and Elton Hall, Huntingdonshire.

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