Antique Gilt Ebonised Window Seat By Howard & Sons Ltd Empire Regency Chair Rare For Sale
RARE HOWARD & SONS WINDOW SEAT EXQUISITE QUALITY Description
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Fine antique Victorian window seat by Howard & Sons of London.
This is a superb piece of furniture & an excellent interiors item. It has been in my family for a very long time but now is the time for it to move on as I don't have the space.
It has it's original paper label on the frame underneath the seat HOWARD & SONS Upholsterers EASY CHAIR & SOFA FACTORY, 25, 26 & 27 Berners Street, LONDON.
PATENT DINING TABLES. Numbered 9731/1719.
Measuring approximately 50" (at the front edge) 44" (rear edge), it is 16" tall & is 11" wide (depth).
This seat has been designed to fit in a Victorian bay window viz the difference in length to front & rear edges, it is in essence a trapezium shape.
I'm not that much of an expert in Victorian furniture (more my father's field) but I do know that this is a quality piece & with what little information I can glean the paper label puts it to around 1850. The fine unusual cross-banding underneath is exquisite quality I don't know how they did it, so rather than blather on about what I know not I have taken the maximum images allowable (24) & trust that these will do the talking for me.
It is ebonised all the way along the frame & has smart gilding in the grooved areas to the tapering turned legs. It's a nice angular shape which leads me to believe it is designed for a picture window.
Such is the quality of this piece I felt the shape photographed well, if you need any further images or info please let me know. I have a feeling it may be quite a rare item.Condition is excellent, sturdy with no movement to joints, no worm, no major bashes etc. There are two small connecting joint areas where a piece of the ebonised wood (about the size of a 5p piece, see latter photos) is missing & the fabric which I suspect is not original but does have some age commensurate marks & the odd pull & is naturally slightly faded & dirty with many years of dust, but all in all nothing too much to detract & I imagine you would probably want to re-upholster yourself in a suitable fabric, age commensurate wear, absolutely no major damages.
Again I mention to please take in all of the photos to see the excellent construction of this item above & below.
I travel to London once or twice a month so delivery in person to the capital is possible. American & Australian buyers please wait to be invoiced before paying.
A really stunning desirable decorator's antique piece listed at a low price to create interest..
Don't forget, this is a 10 day sale that finishes on Monday 8th July!
Shipping for this chair is £25 anywhere in the U.K. If you are abroad please contact me for a quote to your country..
Any questions please ask..
*Please do take in all of the images for your own condition authentication.
N.B. re FRAMESINTHEBATH I've got good contacts for frames, I have so many now they even fill my bath, which doesn't impress my partner, add FRAMESINTHEBATH to your favourite sellers & come back to look at my frames again sometime soon, stock is continually coming in..
*Any frame bought at the FULL buy-it-now price will be processed & shipped out to you the buyer within 24 hours..
COMBINED SHIPPING DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES, PLEASE CONTACT FOR DETAILS.
Here at FRAMESINTHEBATH we really want to instill confidence in our buyers & so we offer a full money back no quibble returns policy however, please, please do avail yourself of all of the supersized photos & read the condition report before offerding, ALL antique picture frames have minor condition issues without exception, any impairments will be mentioned in the CONDITION section of the listing as in my opinion there is simply no point in being anything BUT straight in the description, I have many regular customers & I want to make you one also..! Any questions about anything condition or otherwise please do ask...Thanks, Tom.
U.S.A. & AUS.
*American &Australian buyers please note I do understand that the shipping prices on my frames can look quite high & I know this can be frustrating & prohibitive for a potential buyer but please let me assure you I do NOT intend to profit on the postage but rather tend to guess the estimates on the high side. No price fits ALL as each frame can differ drastically in size, weight & shape & I can't know all the correct prices just by looking at a particular frame. Please wait to be invoiced & I promise to refund the difference if I have overcharged. Please offer by all means but you may wish to contact me for a more accurate quote for your country.
*Any frame bought at the FULL buy-it-now price will be processed & shipped out within 24 hours.N.B. The enjoyment of a painting is often linked to how the work is presented. Museums & galleries have always known this, it is a proven principle adopted in private & public collections the world over. In choosing an authentic antique frame for your valued painting you are showing sound aesthetic judgement. It is amazing how powerfully a good frame can influence our perception & enjoyment of a picture. The union of picture & frame should be harmonious & enhancing to give you the viewer maximum visual impact..
N.B. Unless mentioned in the listing your frame will arrive without glass, the main reason for this is that none of the major courier companies will cover breakages. That said, I source glass for clients locally very often & a piece of glass from a local glazier should cost no more than a few pounds only...
Any frame listed here is available to be picked up at either of our two antique shops in LYTHAM. (Lytham St.Annes).Paypal OR Cash on collection are both fine plus it gives you an excellent opportunity to view the frame up close before buying. "HEIMA" and "MERCHANTS" are both situated on Station Rd, Lytham. SAT NAV: FY8 5DH, do come and pay us a visit soon..Lytham is a lovely town in which to spend a couple of hours with plenty of interesting Cafes, beach walks & shops.We Welcome International Buyers but please check shipping costs before offerding, each frame has different wrapping requirements & I do guess slightly on the high side, HOWEVER! if the shipping is estimated wrongly we will immediately refund the balance via Paypal. You will not be overcharged on shipping & I do not look to profit this way. I am constantly looking to give clients the best service I can & am looking to forge regular business with global clients of which I already have many..
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