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Summer Sale - Mid 19th Century Holland and Sons Library Armchair c. 1880

A superb quality, beautiful and rare chair
23 inches wide, 36 inches deep and 30 inches high.

Floor to seat is 12 inches and the seat itself is 18 inches wide and 22 inches deep.

Floor to top of arm is 16.5 inches. Height of seat back is 24 inches.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
A beautiful library armchair with characteristic long low seat with tick side rail and stepped shaped button back. The right hand rear leg stamped with the registration number 01329.

This model registration number is for Holland and Sons, the eminent 19th century makers of fine quality chairs and it retains the original brass and beaded casters on fluted and turned legs to front and raked back legs with original casters also. The arm supports fluted and turned also.

The casters are stamped Clarke and Timmins a company with its origins in Birmingham in 1760

Clarke & Timmins were as well regarded for casters and locks as Cope & Collison and in 1897 the two companies merged. Later, in 1910, the company changed its name to Cope & Timmins London Ltd.

Casters made by this firm are found on chairs made by Holland & Sons, Gillow and Howard & Sons.

The chair is upholstered in a thick velvet which is in good condition throughout with no wear or marks and it is extremely comfortable and robust.

This is a beautiful example, very original and in excellent order with only minor marks and dings consistent with age and careful use, there are a few old worm holes – about six – long dead and not noticeable to inner face (where they meet the fabric) of the arm supports. The inner face of the seat rail beneath the upholstery will generally also be stamped ‘Holland’ or ‘Holland and Sons’

A superb quality, beautiful and rare chair.