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2 "Bigguns" up for auction

posted 31 Oct 2018, 04:58 by Steven Coles   [ updated 30 Nov 2018, 08:50 ]
I often get asked if I know of any large/deep Howard sofas up for sale and I always have to explain that they are as rare as hens teeth. Well we have 2 coming up for sale in the weeks. The first and my personal favourite is at the Mendip auction rooms on the 3rd of November:

Please click the pictures to go to the relevant pages at the-saleroom.com
large howard sofa

A Wimbourne I would assume. coming in at 7ft2 overall this is one of the biggest if not the biggest they made. The loose white cushions on the back should really be thrown away and are only there because the previous owner obviously found it too big. The castors have collapsed. We know a very good castor restorer if anyone is interested who makes them like new for around £75 each. The auctioneers estimate of £400-600 is laughable. I am expecting this to make around £10,000. On a good day it could make £15,000. Sold for £7,400 + the usual fees which was an absolute bargain.
large howard sofa2
I think under the loose cover there is a Portarlington hidden away. I really wish auction rooms would remove loose covers, they are completely irrelevant and only hide what is underneath. This one is in Roseberys, London on the 22nd November. This one is a bit smaller at 6ft4 but at a metre deep it is still one of the large ones. I would expect this one to again make around £10,000. The fact it is in London may help. Sold for £4800 + fees, another bargain.

I look forward to watching them sell and updating the prices. If you would like to contact me for any advice please feel free.