Howard and Sons Chairs & Furniture
Howard and Sons of London were one of the best upholstery chair makers of the Victorian era. They were as well known as the antique furniture makers Gillows for the quality and styles of furniture. Howard and Sons worked together with Gillows of Lancaster on several occasions and it is said that they manufactured pieces of upholstered furniture for Gillows and other renowned makers like Maple and Co.
Howard and Sons chairs were shown at large exhibitions around the world and supplied several Royal homes.
Howard and Sons were mainly well known for antique upholstered easy armchairs, antique sofas, antique wing chairs and antique chaise lounge. They also made some very fine furniture and you can see some very nice examples on the market today. They only used the finest materials and made their chairs for comfort.
Howard and Sons mainly used traditional upholstering techniques such as tenon jointed frames, stitched front edging and used solid woods for the frames so there chairs were not just comfortable pieces of furniture, but also hard wearing and built to last.
Warning – Fake Howard and Sons chairs
Beware there is a current scam with Howard and Sons chairs to be aware of before purchasing one. Information came to light no so long ago that an unscrupulous person/s have been chopping in half Howard and Sons chairs to make a pair out of one original or making a sofa out of them as well. We do not know the extent to which this has been happening, but felt it prudent to warn you all. We therefore urge you to check all frames to make sure that yours is genuine before you purchase or sell it on.
This is why you should always buy from a trustworthy antiques dealer like us at driscolls antiques ltd as we only deal in genuine antiques.
Unusual Howard And Sons Antique Mahogany Edwardian Console / Side Table
Howard And Sons Superb Quality Victorian Oak Antique Desk