Nice Pair of Howards chairs

Here we have a nice pair of Howard chairs at Tennants Auctioneers, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. On the 15th January. A Grafton and what I think is a Deep seated Bridgewater from the dimensions. It would have been nice to see under the loose cover to see how original they are.

I would estimate them selling for £8,000-10,000.

Saleroom link

Fantastic pair of original Howards make good money

 Didnt see these until the day they sold hence why I hadn't posted them sooner. Both at Cheffins today.

2 of the most desirable models in untouched condition, it really does not get better than this.

The armchair was listed as a Bridgewater but I believe it is an actually an Ivor from the sizes given. As soon as I saw it I said £6000 and I was spot on it sold for £6000 + Commission which will take it over £8000.

The sofa (I think its a Wimbourne) I tried to have a realistic guess at £13000, however it sailed past that ending up at £16,500 + Commission which takes it past £22,000 in total.

A fantastic pair of items which I can see going straight into an antique shop as is.

If I was buying them all I would do is blow some air through the cushions (the arms ones in particular) to plump them up and make loose covers up. Doing anything else would only hurt them.

Please note if you have a Howard and you have come to my blog hoping to find out what its worth these 2 items are the Holy Grail of Howard items and other Howard's differ in value massively. Please see my auction guide for September as an example of this, 2 wing chairs, 1 sells for a few hundred the other sells for a few thousand, it is all about the design.

Auction guide for September.

After a while of not posting much (Too busy restoring Howards). I am going to try and start doing a monthly auction guide, which I will keep updated through the month.

Just spotted this on the saleroom at Clevedon salerooms, Bristol on 2nd Sept:

Some people may be put off by the fact it is only attributed to Howard and Sons, but I can say without a doubt that it is a Howard, everything is correct with the piece, there are no issues with it. But that little bit of ambiguity may mean it sells for a decent price.

 Sold for £580 + Commission. As I thought it went for an absolute steal.

Another wingchair at Dreweatts on the 8th Sept. I prefer this one stylistically, I fear they may be asking too much money for it with a starting price of £4000, factor in the 36% sales tax and it gets rather pricey but we will see:


I am not sure on the castors, the rear ones are almost certainly replacements in my opinion and I expect the fronts are too, I have never seen that make of castor used on a Howard item.

 Sold for £4000 + Commission.

That is everything coming up which looks interesting to me at the moment, but for the full list please click here:

Contents of Wormington Grange

 Just thought I would quickly post this as I have only just spotted it, we are currently halfway through the sale at Wormington Grange which has a huge collection of Howard and Son's furniture. There are still a lot of good Howard and Sons items to be bid on if you are quick.

 Here is a link to Duke's auctioneers, highlighting the Howard items:

And here is a link to where you can live bid and see the prices realised:



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I can once again start regularly posting antique Howard and Sons items.

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