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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 104

    A VICTORIAN WALNUT EASY ARMCHAIR

    BY HOWARD & SONS, CIRCA 1880

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    A VICTORIAN WALNUT EASY ARMCHAIR
    BY HOWARD & SONS, CIRCA 1880
    Upholstered in striped floral printed cotton, on turned legs, stamped to the back left leg '14557 3110, Howard & Sons Ltd Berners St', with Howard & Sons stamped castors
    41 in. (104 cm.) high; 27 in. (69 cm.) wide; 25 in. (64 cm.) deep


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    Howard & 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 large Victorian cabinet-making firms. Exhibiting widely, the firm built up a formidable business and by the end of the 19th century they were able to supply the full range of country house furniture.

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