Howard & Sons Footstool Circa 1935
Howard & Sons Large Footstool Circa 1935
A highly desirable oversized Howard & Sons Footstool circa 1935, newly upholstered with Howard & Son’s ticking fabric which has the H&S monogram as part of the pattern, all castors stamped Howard & Sons London, original Howard label EG2853 to the underside of base, solid mahogany frame with horse hair stuffing, fully restored to perfection, interior designer dream piece, ideal for end of the bed, coffee table or used as a footstool, truly the finest example anywhere to be found, reserve now
Howard and Sons
The name of Howard and Sons is probably one of the best known and highly sought after names in upholstered furniture.
The company was started by John Howard in 1820 trading from 24 Leman St, London as a Cabinet Maker. Over the next 25 years they would make several changes of premises within the Whitechapel area. First to 27 Great Alie St (Now just Alie St) before moving a short distance to 34 Great Alie St.
In 1844 the company made its first venture into upholstered furniture by opening a showroom/workshop at 36 Red lion St. This was also to be a big move towards what would be their next and most famous location.
In 1848 they moved to a new address much more accustomed with the name; Berners St. London as “Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Decorator” under the name John Howard and Sons.
By 1872 the company was occupying 25, 26 and 27 Berners St.
In 1935 the well established decorators Lenygon and Morant appear to take over the name with the business address being given as 31 Old Burlington St (Lenygon and Morants premesis since 1909). Lenygon and Morant later moved to South Audley St where from 1954 they advertised as 'Makers of Howard Chairs and Sofas’. In 1967 the owners of Lenygon and Morant open Howard Chairs Limited, the company operating from Lyme St continue to make high quality sofas and armchairs
It is believed that Queen Elizabeth II has the largest private collection of Howard & Sons chairs in the world.
Early 20th Century
Howard & Sons Ltd
Footstool / Ottoman
Maker: Howard & Sons
Casters: Stamped Howard & Sons Ltd
Excellent condition, no weakness to joints, newly upholstered.
Height: 14” / 36cm
Width: 66” / 169cm
Depth: 29” / 75cm
Free delivery is offered to England & Wales only when buyer pays full asking price, next day delivery is not possible due to the size of the piece, please allow between 7-14 days delivery