Monthly Archives: September 2014

New In – A Fine English Large Scale Mahogany Breakfast Table By Holland & Sons

Holland & Sons
Holland & Sons

A large English Cuban mahogany breakfast table of fine quality by Holland & Sons (signed). In a Neo-Classical manner with fluted pilaster base with ebonised detail and three splayed legs with Greek key design and the original sunken brass casters. . .

c.1865. . .

Measures: 125cm diameter x 75cm high. . .

Holland & Sons

Founded in 1803 by William Holland,  Holland & Sons soon became one of the largest and most sought after furniture makers in the 19th Century. Working almost exclusively for the Royal Family, Queen Victoria, used them for the refurbishing of Windsor Castle, Osborne House, Sandringham, Balmoral &  Marlborough. Holland & Sons were always ahead of their game and set trends in their imaginative furniture designs. They also worked extensively for the British Government, executing hundreds of commissions for the Palace of Westminster, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and they oversaw the State funeral of the Duke of Wellington. 

Holland & Sons
Holland & Sons

New In – An English Prototype Surrealist Conversation Seat c.1970

Surrealist Conversation Seat

An unusual English surrealist prototype conversation seat of sensual design, of good heavy construction in beech, aluminium and flesh coloured leather (resembling tongues) . The artist is unknown, but when removing the leather panel to the underside, we discovered the original pencil drawings and costs of materials for this and an accompanying chair. . .

c.1970. . .

Measures: 74cm high (back) x 47cm high (seats) x 140cm wide x 105cm deep

Surrealist Conversation Seat
Surrealist Conversation Seat