Antique Howard & Sons High Fan Back Easy Chair
We’ve dubbed this rare Howard and Sons creation the ‘Peacock Chair’ because of its extravagant shape. Much of the furniture made by Howard and Sons was made to order and this was probably such a commissioned piece. On a strong chamfered Birchwood frame, complete with a stamp on the rear left leg, it is a very special, rare and sought after piece with fine legs carved with Acanthus leaves.
It has both a sprung seat and back with the unusual, deep curved back making it incredibly comfortable, almost embracing. Covered in opulent and contrasting green and purple velvet produced in Italy by Swaffer it has been hand sewn throughout. The only slight detraction is that the original castors were missing when the chair was acquired and we were forced to replace them with new brass ones.Identical chair with the castors stamped “Howard & Sons London LTD” stamp on the leg 49355436 was sold in Woolley & Wallis Salisbury Salerooms LTD in September 2013 and we have a record of it. They must have came as a set of 2.
This chair simply demands attention and a large space, possessing as it does the character to rapidly assume centre stage.
All of our furniture is lovingly restored in house using traditional methods (including hand stitching) and materials. As such they are restored to their former glory in the way they were originally intended.