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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 3

    A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN OAK OCCASIONAL TABLES

    BY HOWARD & SONS, CIRCA 1880

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    A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN OAK OCCASIONAL TABLES
    BY HOWARD & SONS, CIRCA 1880
    Each with canted square radially-veneered moulded top, on a canted square shaft and four downswept legs and brass castors, the underside stamped 'HOWARD & SONS BERNERS ST 55748141'
    24¾ in. (63 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) square (2)


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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, Northamptonshire. An oak side table with simulated cube parquetry top was sold anonymously, Christie's South Kensington, 24 October 2006, lot 71 and an octagonal table with parquetry top, related to the present lot, was sold anonymously, Christie's South Kensington, 11 June 2003, lot 635.

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