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Rare Holland & Sons Rosewood Fireside Chair c. 1875

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Rare Holland & Sons Rosewood Fireside Chair c. 1875

SHORT DESCRIPTION
In excellent original condition, a Victorian rosewood low upholstered armchair by Holland & Sons.
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DIMENSIONS
26 inches wide, 31 inches deep and 30 inches high. Floor to seat is 15 inches. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1875

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
In excellent original condition, a Victorian rosewood low upholstered armchair by Holland & Sons. Stamped "J Mills" to inner face of rear legs. With original china casters and well turned front legs, the brass mounts with raised beaded decoration, and with turned rosewood show wood supports to the upholstered arms.

The chair is heavy and robust, the frame is tight with no weakness. Newly upholstered in a beautiful silk and wool foliate fabric with scrolling William Morris style design, the chair is very well padded and extremely comfortable. Made as a low fireside chair.

William Holland founded the firm in 1803 and in 1843 the firm became Holland & Sons and continued to trade until 1942. Holland & Sons were one of the largest and most successful Victorian cabinet makers, rivalling Gillows, and holding the Royal Warrant. An early commission in 1845 was for Osborne House (the private home on the Isle of Wight of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert). This was followed by further commissions for Windsor and Balmoral Castles and for Marlborough House. Joseph Mills was a senior cabinet maker working for Holland & Sons in the 1870s and able to record his name on his work.

Dating from c. 1875, an extremely comfortable and well padded chair, the seat wide and deep enough to curl up on.

Strongly recommended.