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19th Century Victorian Period Chaise Longue Daybed Attributed to Howard and Sons of London

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19th century day bed made by Howard and Sons of London. This is a very comfortable daybed with the softly sprung horsehair that it seems Howard alone was able to create. The day bed is buttoned / tufted all over with a flat panel on the arm. This has the amusing result of making the day bed look as if the back is adjustable when it is not. This is an unusually early version of this day bed and as such is not stamped with the makers name. Although we have had this model with stamp many times before, it is thought that this one dates from a period before the stamp began to be used. The legs are the Howard patent design, the construction and the design are all exclusively Howard. One interesting thing about this day bed is that the fabric appears to be original. This is useful for two reasons, firstly it means that when reupholstered it gives us the chance to see how it was upholstered originally so that when it is recovered it can be done to the specification as originally intended. The other good thing about the original fabric is that it is interesting in itself. There are two layers of fabric in this instance, an underticking with flowers and initials, over which is what is believed to be the original woven fabric. It is thought that most pieces were upholstered up to ticking and would then wait until the customer had chosen a top cover. This way the delivery times would be minimised, or a piece can be supplied in ticking and be covered elsewhere or at a later date, a practice that survives to this day. However, the underticking on this day bed is not the one usually found on a Howard, it has various letters including LED&M. Could it be the intials for Lenygon and Morant? We might know more when the top cover is taken off, or perhaps we will never know....

English circa 1870 £2200

02 18 05

76cm / 30" deep
183 / 72" long
71cm / 28" high
41cm / 16" high seat

19th Century Victorian Period Chaise Longue Daybed Attributed to Howard and Sons of London

1304201819th century early Howard chaise long daybed 30d 72L 28h 16 hs _10.JPG

19th century day bed made by Howard and Sons of London. This is a very comfortable daybed with the softly sprung horsehair that it seems Howard alone was able to create. The day bed is buttoned / tufted all over with a flat panel on the arm. This has the amusing result of making the day bed look as if the back is adjustable when it is not. This is an unusually early version of this day bed and as such is not stamped with the makers name. Although we have had this model with stamp many times before, it is thought that this one dates from a period before the stamp began to be used. The legs are the Howard patent design, the construction and the design are all exclusively Howard. One interesting thing about this day bed is that the fabric appears to be original. This is useful for two reasons, firstly it means that when reupholstered it gives us the chance to see how it was upholstered originally so that when it is recovered it can be done to the specification as originally intended. The other good thing about the original fabric is that it is interesting in itself. There are two layers of fabric in this instance, an underticking with flowers and initials, over which is what is believed to be the original woven fabric. It is thought that most pieces were upholstered up to ticking and would then wait until the customer had chosen a top cover. This way the delivery times would be minimised, or a piece can be supplied in ticking and be covered elsewhere or at a later date, a practice that survives to this day. However, the underticking on this day bed is not the one usually found on a Howard, it has various letters including LED&M. Could it be the intials for Lenygon and Morant? We might know more when the top cover is taken off, or perhaps we will never know....

English circa 1870

02 18 05

76cm / 30" deep
183 / 72" long
71cm / 28" high
41cm / 16" high seat

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Carver Chair / Desk Chair

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique desk chair standing on reeded legs with drop in seat and good spay to the back legs. The scroll of the arm is a nice design and the back splat and rest are a pleasing shape.

English circa 1820 £450

AGH

52cm / 20½" wide
52cm / 20½" deep
85cm / 33½" high
47cm / 18½" high seat

Pair of Antique Grafton Model Howard and Sons Chairs

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Pair of Howard and Sons chairs, Grafton model, stamped Howard and Sons Berners Street. The pair of chairs in question have square taper legs not turned ones as pictured here. The fabric is the same, but can of course be changed.

English circa 1910 £15800

AR115

 

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Carver Chair / Desk Chair

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique desk chair standing on reeded legs with drop in seat and good spay to the back legs. The turned support under the scroll of the arm is a nice design with a triangular section very much in the manner of Gillow.

English circa 1820 £350

AGH

56cm / 22" wide
51cm / 20" deep
92cm / 36" high
46cm / 18" high seat

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Breakfast Table

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique breakfast table. This antique dining table is a very fine example of the period having a elegant four splay base with good quality brass caps and casters, the mahogany is a bookmatched quarter cut top with symmetrical grain and with satin wood cross banding around the top. The timber is of such fine quality that even the underside of the top has the same wonderful grain pattern as the top. At the moment the colour has faded to a desirable golden colour and this can be preserved by waxing or totally repolished to a darker colour as required. The original colour can be seen in the photographs of the reverse. The top can be brought back to the original colour, or various degrees of fading can be preserved as part of the conservation process. Restoration can be carried out in our own workshops to make sure that the work is carried out to the highest standard. A square breakfast table will accommodate more diners that a round one of the same width and also has the advantage of seating those opposite more closely than a round table with a similar seating capacity.

English circa 1810 £2800

02 18 09

73cm / 28½" high
115cm / 45" wide
137cm / 54" long

Unusually Small 18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Bachelor's Chest Of Drawers

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Unusually small 18th century George III period mahogany bachelor's antique chest of drawers. This chest of drawers is made of very good close grained mahogany of the sort favoured by the best makers of the period. Although it small it it very heavy to lift, a testament to the quality of the timber. It has attained a very good deep colour during its long life and now it just needs a thorough beeswaxing in our workshops to restore a wonderful natural shine. This chest of drawers is a very fine example of this period of furniture making and the 18th century is regarded by many as being the best period of English furniture manufacture. Restrained but well made, the beauty of this piece is its simplicity of design, carefully ordered proportions, choice of the best timber and its fantastic construction. The top is moulded, the drawers are of the pre-cockbeaded design and there is a brushing slide. Narrow front to back this piece is small enough to provide useful storage in a small space in a bedroom while also being a fine enough piece to grace a formal drawing room.

English circa 1770 £2650

02 18 12

76cm / 30" wide
79cm / 31" high
41cm / 16" deep

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Breakfront Bookcase

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Large scale 18th century George III period mahogany antique breakfront bookcase. An antique breakfront bookcase is a useful item for the drawing room as it can hold a huge amount of hidden mess in the cupboards and drawers below, as well as the items on display behind the glazed doors. An antique bookcase like this can transform a room, the patina and colour of antique timber gives the room a warmth that a painted wall cannot give. A bookcase of this scale looks great with books in, of course, but it can also be used for plates, bowls, glassware, cocktail booze or to great effect with a variety of well placed objects of interest.

English circa 1790 £18000

03 18 03

245cm / 96½" high
277cm / 109" wide
53.5cm / 21" deep

Gillow Antique Linen Press

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Antique mahogany linen press made by Gillow of Lancaster and London. This linen press is made of a very fine cut of fiddle back mahogany on the drawer fronts and with flame mahogany on the door fronts. It has solid mahogany drawer linings, wonderfully precise dove tails and an intricate construction system involving tenons and dovetails for the main construction. There is crossbanding, cock beading and other decorative devices typical of the period. This linen press has it all, the handles are original, the locks are all stamped Gillow, there is a twist handle to keep the doors closed and there is a nice long top bolt on the left hand door. There is a Gillow label on the inside of the drawer showing a very interesting version of the Royal Warrant to Edward VII. Gillow were one of the foremost English furniture makers for over two hundred years.

English circa 1910 £1250

TGH

136cm / 53½" wide
61cm / 24" deep
212cm / 83½" high

There is space for one more linen slider and the key is missing.
Please ask for an estimate to make new slider and key if required.

18h Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Side Table

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18th century George III period mahogany antique side table. This is a useful little table with nice mahogany on the front, legs and drawer front. The legs taper from the inside two surfaces and they are slender and elegant. Priced to sell as is.

English circa 1790 £250

02 18 07

70cm / 27½" wide
42cm / 16½" deep
71cm / 28" high