4 October 2001
A LATE VICTORIAN EBONISED AND IVORY TROLLEY
By Howard & Sons
With two rectangular tiers, each with a baluster gallery, on turned baluster supports and feet, brass caps and castors, the castors stamped 'COPE'S PATENT', with printed paper label 'EASY CHAIR & SOFA FACTORY. HOWARD & SONS, Upholsterers, 25, 26 & 27, Berners Street, London, ... tables' and inscribed in ink '17793 2277', stamped 'HOWARD & SONS BERNERS ST'
25 in. (63.5 cm.) high; 31 in. (79 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep
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A matched pair of two-tier trolleys by Howard & Sons, one of which has an almost identical leg design to the present table, was sold anonymously Sotheby's New York, 23 October 1998, lot 401 ($25,300).
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