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Unusual Howard Chairs at Christie's

posted 6 Apr 2013, 04:36 by Steven Coles   [ updated 24 Apr 2013, 08:14 ]
Found these being sold at Christie's on the 23rd of April. Must of been special commisions for a client, although the reclining chair is very much like their recling chaise longue / daybed.

Howard reclining armchair
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/furniture-lighting/a-late-victorian-walnut-reclining-armchair-probably-5670034-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5670034&sid=b4302fb9-6f17-488f-8498-a52ce95b9230

I am not sure what their concern is to put "Probably" my guess from the description is there is no Howard and Sons Stamp on the leg, just the numbers which in my experiance would be normal for an item with 4 turned legs as the numbers were individual punches and the name was 1 big block so it would not be able to go round the curve. But when you have so much other supporting evidence (the legs being one of the classic howard turning designs and the stamped castors) "probably" should not really come into it.

Jacobean style Howard armchair
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/furniture-lighting/a-victorian-carved-oak-armchair-by-howard-5670037-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5670037&sid=b4302fb9-6f17-488f-8498-a52ce95b9230

This chair would look great next to a big open fire, be interesting to see how much it makes.

N.B 24/4/2013 I believe these were removed from sale prior to the auction as I can no longer find any trace of them to see what price they sold for, if anyone has any info please feel free to email me.
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