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Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son’s Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

Unrestored Georgian Settee Sofa Circa 1780 Very Rare Find Howard& Son's Ticking

As you can see this needs the full works, there are old frame repairs, a couple of the front legs need a little alignment tweak, the upholstery is worn in the hard wearing areas, the cushion is solid and sound, you have the original horse hair padding, the base would have been rewebbed at some point and thats in perfect order, its actually not that big of a project and there is allot of profit on the back end for the right person. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item “UNRESTORED GEORGIAN SETTEE SOFA CIRCA 1780 VERY RARE FIND HOWARD& SON’S TICKING” is in sale since Monday, December 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Sofas/Chaises\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)”. The seller is “wimbledon-furniture-01″ and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Style: Adams
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Original/Reproduction: Original

Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed Vintage 1941 (Pick up only)

Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed Vintage 1941 (Pick up only)

Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed Vintage 1941 (Pick up only)

Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed Vintage 1941 (Pick up only)

Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed Vintage 1941 (Pick up only)

Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed Vintage 1941 (Pick up only)

Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed Vintage 1941 (Pick up only)

Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed. Made in Mebane North Carolina, circa Jan. 14, 1941 by Mebane-Royall. Very comfortable with cotton sisal and inner springs. Sofa is 92″ long x 36″ deep. Back folds down to make a double bed 92″x 72″. This sofa is part of an estate and not used since the 1980s. Good condition for age (nearly 79 years old). Matching covers for arm rests. With covers removed there is noticeable fading of the fabric (see pictures). Could use a good cleaning. Most of the items we list are previously owned and are vintage or antiques. Items in these categories will have flaws and we describe through words and pictures. Your satisfaction is important to us! Check out our store, Back Then and Again for other listings. The item “Rare Duncan Phyfe Style Convertible Sofa Bed Vintage 1941 (Pick up only)” is in sale since Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\1900-1950″. The seller is “ncdustybuck18″ and is located in High Point, North Carolina. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
  • Region of Origin: America
  • Style: Duncan Phyfe
  • Depth: 32″
  • Maker: Mebane Royall
  • Material: Upholstery
  • Width: 92″
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Featured Refinements: Duncan Phyfe Sofa
  • Year: 1941
  • Manufacturer Location: Mebane, North Carolina
  • Type: Sofa Bed
  • Color: Ivory with small burgandy/olive print
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1940s

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch

For your consideration is an incredible sofa with chrome accents, by Milo Baughman, with a rare Jack Lenor Larsen monarch butterfly fabric, circa the 1970s. The dimensions are 96″ (8′) W x 34″ D x 26 B. Matching pair of club chairs are available in separate listing. Tuesday Saturday 12pm 6pm & Sunday 12pm 4pm. Ur trucks touch all 48 continental states every 8-10 weeks. The item “Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Sofa 1970s Rare Lenor Larsen Monarch” is in sale since Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\Post-1950″. The seller is “leshoppe05″ and is located in Keego Harbor, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Region of Origin: America
  • Style: Mid-Century Modern
  • Depth: 34
  • Sub-Style: American
  • Material: Chrome
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Width: 96
  • Type: Sofa
  • Color: Red
  • Height: 26
  • Time Period Manufactured: Post-1950

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa

VINTAGE MODERN & DESIGN. This is a super-super rare piece of furniture!!! This piece is in excellent condition for its age and has no major issues except for minor age related damage as shown. The settee is morticed and tenonned and pinned. What an amazing piece of history. Measures 42″ h x 79″ w x 27 d. Light wear to the upholstery. Finish loss consistent with age. Established in 1972, Vintage Modern & Design has been supplying dealers and non-dealers nationally & internationally for almost 4 decades. Our merchandise is comprised of antiques, paintings, glass, porcelain & furniture including primitives, period, Continental, Victorian & 20. Our 15,000 sqft building is conveniently located in southern New Jersey & easily accessible from the New Jersey Turnpike & all of the Philadelphia bridges. Our experienced staff is available to assist you with all questions day & night. The item “RARE! Early Period French 1760s Era Louis XV Carved Walnut Settee Sofa” is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\1800-1899″. The seller is “vintagemoderndesign1″ and is located in Swedesboro, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Style: Louis XVI
  • Depth: 27″
  • Width: 79″
  • Type: Sofa
  • Height: 42″

RARE Mid Century Heywood Wakefield Couch M560 x2 and M561 x2 156 Total HUGE

RARE Mid Century Heywood Wakefield Couch M560 x2 and M561 x2 156 Total HUGE

RARE Mid Century Heywood Wakefield Couch M560 x2 and M561 x2 156 Total HUGE

RARE Mid Century Heywood Wakefield Couch M560 x2 and M561 x2 156 Total HUGE

Awesome set of Left and right Double filler with arms and two single fillers. Many different arrangements can be made with this set. Condition is excellent used, There are are a couple of edges that are worn but that with a little attention could be fixed and be unnoticed. The biggest issue is the fading that has occurred to the original upholstery. But where are you gonna find this many pieces of MCM furniture is this good of condition. I will be available to meet and greet your shipper and make sure it gets loaded. Please contact me if you have any questions or need more pictures. This set can be seen on pg 316 of the Rouland & Rouland HW book. The item “RARE Mid Century Heywood Wakefield Couch M560 x2 and M561 x2 156 Total HUGE” is in sale since Thursday, December 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism”. The seller is “yeshoney” and is located in Simsbury, Connecticut. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
  • Color: Wheat
  • Style: Mid Century Modern
  • Depth: 22″
  • Maker: Heywood Wakefield
  • Sub-Style: danish modern
  • Height: 32″
  • Material: Solid Birch
  • Width: 156″
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • MPN: Couch
  • Type: Sofa Set

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup

Up for sale is a sectional sofa designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard. Each have an armrest that can be moved to a few angles, presumably for sleeping – turning the armrests to headrests. Please read some detailed notes on the condition. It is in very good condition but not mint. The finish looks good throughout. All hardware is intact and functional. The hinged sides are mechanically sound. The condition of the burnt orange vinyl is great – even in color, and not stretching, ripping, or brittle anywhere. It has the usual scuffs, dings, areas of faded finishes, and very minimal upholstery defects you would expect for a piece of its age. The vinyl has some very small nicks in it. Hard to notice unless looking for them. One section of the caning is damaged. Finally, the seat-back support could use some reinforcement. I say could because it would be at the buyers discretion. It is stable and functionally useable as is, but maybe could use some added stability if the sectional will be freestanding (away from the support of a wall) or under heavy use. Lastly, It seems to me that whomever did the original assembly put some of the pieces in reverse. I cant be sure of this but the seatback supports have stain and finish on the side that the cushion faces, but are untreated on the side that faces outward. I dont think this is much of an issue but should be factored in when deciding the placement of the couch in your home. If the back is visible you may want to have these pieces finished, or you may want to flip the pieces so that the original stain faces outward as intended (this would require drilling some new holes, since the screws are not placed symmetrically). Let me know if you have any further questions! Height: 31 1/4 from floor to top of the back. Length: 93 1/4 total when the 2 couch pieces are put together. Depth: 64 when 2 couch pieces are put together. Depth: 30 1/4 for single couch. Length 62 1/4 for single couch. We will give you a thorough and honest answer. Thank you for your interest. _gsrx_vers_577 GS 6.7.5 (577). _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item “RARE mid century Danish modern sectional couch Hvidt Molgaard local pickup” is in sale since Sunday, June 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\Post-1950″. The seller is “pizzasynth” and is located in New York, New York. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
  • Brand: Hvidt Molgaard
  • MPN: HESTBAKS
  • Color: Orange
  • Style: Mid-Century Modern
  • Sub-Style: Danish
  • Maker: Hvidt Molgaard
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Time Period Manufactured: Post-1950
  • Upholstery Fabric: 100% Cashmere
  • Features: Adjustable
  • Firmness: Medium Firm
  • Type: Sectional

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa

Warren Platner for Knoll sofa with brown and orange patterned upholstery. This rare example has a powder-coated chrome wire frame and is extremely comfortable. Please view pictures and ask any and all questions you may have before purchasing. The item “Rare Warren Platner Knoll Sofa” is in sale since Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\Post-1950″. The seller is “redmodernfurniture” and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
  • Region of Origin: America
  • Color: Brown & orange
  • Style: Mid-Century Modern
  • Depth: 28
  • Maker: Knoll
  • Sub-Style: American
  • Height: 30.75
  • Material: upholstery
  • Width: 69
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Time Period Manufactured: mid-1960s
  • Type: Sofa

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE

ORIGINAL CHESTERFIELD SOFA IN A DARK RED LEATHER. NOT SURE ON EXACT AGE BUT I WOULD SAY 1960′s ERA OR EARLIER. MEASURES APPROX: 88″ LONG X 36″ DEEP X 27 TALL. GROUND TO SEAT CUSHION IS APPROX: 15 TALL. HAS LOTS OF WEAR IN THE LEATHER AS SHOWN WITH SEVERAL BRASS STUDS MISSING AROUND THE EDGES. SOME OF THE BUTTONS HAVE COME UNTUFTED AND SOME BUTTONS ARE MISSING. THERE MAY BE SOME LIGHT WEAR/TARE OR SMALL RIPS IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY BUT NOTHING MAJOR OR THAT NOTICEABLE. DIFFERENT STYLE THAN YOU NORMALLY SEE. HAS A GREAT WORN LOOK TO IT. LOOKS EVEN BETTER IN PERSON. THIS SOFA IS VINTAGE AND LOTS OF AGE TO IT AND SHOWS LOTS OF WEAR FROM OVER TIME WITH FLAWS ETC. PLEASE ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THANK YOU! I LIST NEW ITEMS ON A DAILY BASIS FROM VINTAGE/ANTIQUE ITEMS, RETRO FURNITURE AND ELECTRONICS, TOYS, CONSUMER GOODS, TOOLS, CLOTHING, ADVERTISING PIECES, AND MUCH MORE! The item “Vintage Chesterfield Sofa tufted button Red Oxblood Leather 1960s Era RARE” is in sale since Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\Post-1950″. The seller is “bbermuda1810″ and is located in Decatur, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Region of Origin: UNKNOWN
  • Style: Chesterfield
  • Depth: 36″
  • Maker: UNKNOWN
  • Sub-Style: American
  • Material: Leather
  • Width: 88″
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Type: Sofa
  • Color: Red
  • Height: 27″
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1960 OR EARLIER

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

Rare 1973 Geroge III Chesterfield Hand Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Bench Sofa

This sofa is part of a fully restored three piece suite, the matching wingback armchair and and barrel back armchair are listed under my other items for sale. This piece has been extensively and sympathetically restored, the original colour stripped back slightly then hand dyed to this deep smokey brown colour, the frame lightly stripped stained and waxed, all in all the chair offers some wonderful patina throughout whilst being structurally perfect. This is an original hand dyed piece meaning it was upholstered using fully aniline russet leather, fully aniline leather is untreated so it shows the natural defects of the hide, this is the ideal leather type for vintage club chairs because it marks naturally which adds to the look and vintage feel of the piece. Russet leather is basically uncolored natural leather, this surprisingly is quite a bit more expensive than standard pre-dyed or treated leather. The sofa is a fully studded affair, as you may or may not know wing and barrel back sofas start with a studded back, the next model up has studded arms and then the next up again on the king and queens chairs studded wings, finally the top model has a studded base. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point. Any questions please feel free to ask. This item is available for collection from Wimbledon SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). We prefer collection on all items from Wimbledon SW19-3BE. Whoever delivers may require some help on the larger items, if this is not possible please let us know as it may affect the price to send a two man team. The item “RARE 1973 GEROGE III CHESTERFIELD HAND DYED WINGBACK LEATHER TWO SEAT BENCH SOFA” is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Sofas/Chaises\20th Century”. The seller is “wimbledon-furniture-01″ and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Style: Asian// Oriental
  • Material: LEATHER
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Product Type: Sofas/ Chaises
  • Age: Post-1950

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Rare Antique Howard & Sons Stamped Pair Of Sofa Benches Feather Filled Cushions

Howard & Sons Berners street sofa benches with Floral upholstery and feather filled cushions. There are around 50-100 high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page. Please note that of the two benches the one with the white back fabric is the original fully stamped Howard and Son’s, the second bench has been made to match the first original and is not a Howard. The original comes with the inside back leg fully stamped as follows, 1669 3214 Howard & Son’s LTD Berners ST. It is as you can see missing the backing fabric, the floral fabric that is in place is in lovely order, the base is coil sprung and the cushions are feather filled. The chair that has been made to copy the Howard has a serpentine sprung base, the same floral upholstery and feather filled cushions. Both chairs have some scuffs around the edges of the upholstery on the back, the legs on the original have loads of patina marks, we have cleaned waxed and polished the timber, the upholstery has all been professionally cleaned. Howard & Sons are simply put are the finest son and armchair makers in history, the Queen even has a private collection. Height:- 71cm from the floor to the top of the frame, 74cm to the top of the cushion. Height:- 75cm from the floor to the top of the frame, 78cm to the top of the cushion. Width:- 107cm frame only, 111cm including cushion over hang. 70cm with the back to the wall to the front of the frame, 73cm to the front of the cushion. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. A History of Howard and Sons. The name of Howard and Sons is probably one of the best known and highly sought after names in Upholstered furniture. Over the next few paragraphs I will do my best to give you a brief history of the company. 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. The business seemed to boom at this location with workshops opening up at Tottenham St, Charlotte Mews and Fitzroy Sq and an expansion to a second Berners St building in 1853. In 1869 the company consolidated its many workshops into the one building on Cleveland St. By 1872 the company was occupying 25, 26 and 27 Berners St. These adresses would remain unchanged until 1935. During this period they became a limited company in 1899 and won the first of their Royal warrants in 1901. In 1935 the 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. Exhibitions and Important Houses. At the 1862 International Exhibition (The 3rd World Expo) Howard and Sons entered a suite of library furniture for which they won a prize. They also went on to exhibit at the Paris World’s Fair, called an Exposition Universelle twice; once in 1878 and again in 1900. Also at the Exposition Internationale d’Anvers 1894 (International Exposition/World Fair Antwerp). Winning Prizes at them all including 1 silver and 2 golds. They also employed their eclectic styles working for many important clients providing furniture for important houses such as Sudbury Hall in Derbyshire, Elton Hall, Huntingdonshire and Stokesay Court, Shropshire. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item “RARE ANTIQUE HOWARD & SONS STAMPED PAIR OF SOFA BENCHES FEATHER FILLED CUSHIONS” is in sale since Thursday, May 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Sofas/Chaises\20th Century”. The seller is “wimbledon-furniture-01″ and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.