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Very Comfortable Victorian Restored Howard & Son's Style Aged Brown Leather Sofa



We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very comfortable and rare fully restored cigar brown leather Howard & Son’s style Victorian sofa One of the most comfortable sofas we’ve ever had comes through the warehouse, the seating angle is so relaxed it is the perfect sitting room piece. Originally designed for a Gentleman’s club it may be an original Howard & Son’s but I don’t want to remove the leather around the legs to look for the stamps The base platform is a traditional English hand coil sprung affair, the cushions are lightly feather filled, the piece de resistance on this sofa is the front panel is also sprung, what that means is on a normal sofa you have a long solid piece of timber running across the front and it sits under the cushions behind your knee at the bend, on this sofa it is fully coil sprung so when you sit up or down instead of feeling that firmness you have a lovely comfortable spring! It is fantastically complicated and expensive to manufacture and only the absolute finest crafted pieces have it, in the antique furniture trade sprung front edge sofas are the pieces we all look for and ultimately end up keeping for ourselves because they are so nice to live with As you can see is full leather including the underside of the cushions which is nice, if the worst happens and you damage or stain one side you can simply flip it over, the legs are as mentioned are fully leather wrapped and hand antique studded, the inside of the arms have the traditional Victorian three leather buttons For the restoration we have stripped the old colour back, the sofa has then been hand dyed and antiqued six times which gives it this wonderful period look and feel. Each of these pieces are completely bespoke so this will be the only sofa of this style in the world and the only sofa with this exact colour Dimensions: Height:- 80cm Width:- 190.5cm Depth:- 100cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses. Condition: 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.


  • Similar to
    Howard & Sons Ltd (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 75.01 in. (190.5 cm)Depth: 39.38 in. (100 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2823311323443

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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