Antique Leather Library Fireside Armchair Circa 1840


A beautiful antique leather library/fireside arm chair. Cope & Collinson ceramic castors and stamped rear feet confirming a chair of superior quality likely to emanate from one of the major retailers such as Howard & Sons, Shoolbred & Co,Hamptons or Cowtan & Son. Exceptionally comfortable with sprung base and wide seat area. Beautifully turned front legs with inset ceramic and brass castors stamped C & C Patent (early mark for Cope & Collinson). Rear legs stamped 639 & 60276. The chair has a definite Howard & Sons look to the style/shape. Condition is fair for a chair of this age. The leather has a deep aged Oxblood patina. A slight mark to rear back rest and scratch to seat top, neither detract from the look or functionality of the chair. All in all a fabulous example dating from circa 1840.

Width 79cm

Height 100cm
Floor to seat 42cm 
Width seat 53cm 
Depth Seat 55cm
Seat to top 67cm


As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.