Exceptional Pair Of Howard His & Hers Hammond Antique Leather Arm Chairs Circa 1880


An exceptional and very rare pair of "His & Hers" oxblood leather Hammond armchairs by Howard & Sons. Sought after turned walnut front legs with number stamps on base of rear legs of each chair with beautiful ceramic Cope & Collinson ceramic castors. Made to order directly from Berners Street factory for the Savoy Hotel London. (Directly supplied/ordered pieces were not always stamped). These sought after design icons have been owned by the same family for the last 100 years. Low slung seating, sprung seat bases and fabulous design. Wear associated with age, perfectly useable, leather worn in places, no rips, arm rests worn with years of use, adding to patina. For reference as per the sale at Dukes London Auction house this pair are identical in size/design to the Victorian upholstered armchairs sold in later reupholstered in red, white and foliate cotton. Sold for £5,720 in 2008. Fabulous investment pieces with the benefit of being practical and useable antiques. 

 "His" Measurements 

91cm floor to top of rear of chair 

Full width 79cm

Height from floor to seat 38cm

Seat depth 60cm

Seat width 51cm


86cm floor to top of rear of chair 

Full width 76cm

Height from floor to seat 36cm

Seat depth 58cm

Seat width 51cm


As a genuine antiques 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.