Howard & Sons Chaplin Sofa
Howard and Sons of London were one of the best upholstery chair makers of the Victorian era. They were as well known as the antique furniture makers Gillows for the quality and styles of furniture. Howard and Sons worked together with Gillows of Lancaster on several occasions and it is said that they manufactured pieces of upholstered furniture for Gillows and other renowned makers like Maple and Co.
Howard and Sons chairs were shown at large exhibitions around the world and supplied several Royal homes.
Howard and Sons were mainly well known for antique upholstered easy armchairs, antique sofas, antique wing chairs and antique chaise lounge. They also made some very fine furniture and you can see some very nice examples on the market today. They only used the finest materials and made their chairs for comfort.
Howard and Sons mainly used traditional upholstering techniques such as tenon jointed frames, stitched front edging and used solid woods for the frames so there chairs were not just comfortable pieces of furniture, but also hard wearing and built to last.