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SA815254

Super Comfortable Circa 1920 Howard & Son's Lenygon & Morant Ticking Fabric Sofa

Price

£11,000 | $14,960 USD | €12,846 EUR
Item Number: SA815254
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Royal House Antiques
This antique has been viewed 45 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.

Description

Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale very rare original Howard & Sonís Lenygon & Morant sofa with the original ticking fabric.
Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only for the UK and local Europe only for international, if you would like an accurate quote, please send me your postcode and Iíll provide you with the exact price.
This has to be the most comfortable sofa I have ever sat on, the cushions are light fibre and feather filled, the frame has bowed over the years of use, this sofa is like sitting in a slipper, it is amazing and if I had room it would stay with me forever.
The sofa retains all the original features, the coil sprung base, the factory ticking fabric, the hessian cover has the Howard & Son's Lenygon Morant label, this is a real period gem.
This sofa is a must have for any fine English furniture connoisseur, it screams country house style charm and charisma. Howard & Sonís are simply put the finest chair makers in history, the Queen even has a private collection.
Dimensions
Height:- 79cm
Width:- 160cm
Depth:- 86cm
Seat Height:- 48cm
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 ďCabinet Maker, Upholsterer and DecoratorĒ 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.
Please note all measurements are



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Dimensions

Height = 79 cm (31.1")
Width = 160 cm (63.0")
Depth = 86 cm (33.9")


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Royal House Antiques
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 1DF
United Kingdom
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