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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 48

    AN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY SOFA

    BY HOWARD & SONS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY SOFA
    BY HOWARD & SONS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The padded back, arms, seat and squab cushion covered in grey and cream monogrammed Howard & Sons printed cotton, on square tapering legs with brass caps and castors, the castors stamped 'HOWARD & SONS LONDON', the underside with a paper printed label 'EASY CHAIR & SOFA FACTORY HOWARD & SONS LTD., UPHOLSTERERS, 25, 26 & 27 BERNERS STREET LONDON PATENT DINING TABLES' and inscribed in ink '118/2764', the scrim pinted 'FROM HOWARDS LTD BERNERS ST LONDON', the back leg stamped '118 5509 HOWARD & SONS LTD BERNERS ST'
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 79½ in. (202 cm.) wide; 37 in. (94 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 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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    Provenance

    Almost certainly supplied to Algernon Hawkins Thomand, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852-1930) for Keith Hall, Aberdeenshire after major alterations to the house between 1900-1903.