circa 1860 - 1870
Victorian period 19th century pitched pine wardrobe.
The cornice is decorated with simulated bamboo mouldings and sits above two highly figured pitched pine doors. The book matched veneers are framed with bamboo mouldings and the right hand door is fitted with the original wooden knob.
The wardrobe opens to a split space, with the left hand side fitted with a gilt brass rail and the right hand side is fitted with gilt brass hanging arms. The bottom section with a full length single drawer is impressed with the makers mark. Howard and Sons, bearners street, London. The makers label is still attached to the inside drawer.
The wardrobe is made with the highest quality materials and will break down into three sections.
Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London were the foremost upholstery maker of the nineteenth century, regarded in the same way as Gillow were for cabinet furniture. Howard and Sons were such an important company that they collaborated with Gillow on several important projects and may have even manufactured pieces of upholstered furniture for Gillow as well as other important makers such as Maple and Co.
Howard and Sons exhibited at all the large exhibitions of the nineteenth century including the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the subsequent shows at Crystal Palace, as well as exhibitions in America and France. Howard and Sons had the Royal Warrant and supplied several Royal residences with many items of antique furniture, most frequently of course with upholstery.
Although Howard and Sons supplied almost any item for the nineteenth century house and were renowned for their excellent build quality and superb finishing in all areas of chattels and interior decorating, it is their upholstered furniture for which the company is now so famous.
Excellent, in superb original condition
Height 202.00cm (79.53 inches)
Width 122.00cm (48.03 inches)
Depth 53.00cm (20.87 inches)
Width Framed 130.00cm (51.18 inches)
Stock No: 10710