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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 21

    AN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY SOFA

    BY HOWARD & SONS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY SOFA
    By Howard & Sons, early 20th century
    Of typical form woth out-scrolled arms, covered in white calico with three down-filled cushions, on square tapering legs and brass castors, one leg stamped 'Howard & Sons Ltd. Berners St.' and numbered '17994' and '255', the castors stamped 'Howard & Sons Ltd. London.'
    81 in. (206 cm.) wide


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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 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, as demonstrated by the group at Stokesay Court, sold Sotheby's house sale, 28 September - 1 October 1994.

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