• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 171

    A VICTORIAN AESTHETIC GILT-METAL MOUNTED EBONISED MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE

    BY HOWARD & SONS, CIRCA 1870

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    A VICTORIAN AESTHETIC GILT-METAL MOUNTED EBONISED MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE
    BY HOWARD & SONS, CIRCA 1870
    The raised tier with three-quarter gallery, above an inset red leather top, below two frieze drawers, on baluster turned tapering legs with brass castors, with applied paper label numbered 9093/1759 and stamped HOWARD & SONS BERNERS ST.
    37¼ in. (94.5 cm.) high; 47½ in. (120.5 cm.) wide; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) deep


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    Howard and Sons are now most famous for the comfort and elegance of their easy armchairs and sofas but they were also one of the most successful and well known of the big Victorian cabinet-making firms. Begun by John Howard as early as 1820, by 1854 he had established himself in large premises in Berners Street, Soho. Exhibiting widely, the firm built up a formidable business and by the end of the century they were able to supply the full range of country house furniture, as demonstrated by the group at Stokesay Court, sold in Sotheby's house sale, 28 September - 1 October 1994.

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