London, South Kensington
18 March 2009
AN EDWARDIAN WALNUT EASY ARMCHAIR
BY HOWARD & SONS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The concave buttonned padded back, arms and seat covered in grey and cream monogrammed Howard & Sons printed cotton, on ring-turned tapering legs with brass caps and castors, the underside with a cotton label printed 'HOWARD & SONS LTD.,/BY APPOINTMENT 31 OLD BURLINGTON ST., LONDON W1', the castors stamped 'HOWARD & SONS LONDON', one leg stamped '18720/1805 HOWARD & SONS LTD. BERNERS STREET'
33½ in. (85 cm.) high; 28¾ in. (73 cm.) wide; 34½ in. (87.5 cm.) deep
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.
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