Middleton Bray upholstery company, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

MIDDLETON-BRAY
UPHOLSTERY

Howard & Sons sofa restoration company

HOWARD SOFA & ARMCHAIR RESTORATION

Over the last 20 years Middleton Bray Upholstery has steadily gained a unique reputation for its approach to restoring Howard & Sons furniture in the authentic manner.

 

HOWARD & SONS RAMSDEN ARMCHAIR

A Howard & Sons Ramsden armchair and matching sofa frames having been restored and prior to reupholstering.

A HOWARD 'RAMSDEN' ARMCHAIR BEING RESTORED IN THE STUDIO

Howard & Sons designed the Ramsden armchair with exquisite carved show wood for Sir John Ramsden, Circa 1910 it stood apart from most of their collection being the most expensive model they made.

A HOWARD & SONS RAMSDEN SOFA UNDERGOING FULL RESTORATION

The Ramsden sofa was the most valuable piece of upholstered furniture obtainable from Howard & Sons, Berners street showrooms in London, it was never to be found in a Howard lining fabric as it was unsuitable for a loose cover, therefore the example as seen here was upholstered in a fabric very similar to that which was found covering it.

HOWARD RAMSDEN SOFA

A Howard Ramsden sofa with the superbly carved front side and back rails and ball and claw legs, covered in Veere Grenney fabric and a soft pink velvet.

SOME SHOCKING WORK CAN BE FOUND ON HOWARD CHAIRS

This Howard Bridgewater chair which entered the workshop had been 'restored' by a very substandard upholsterer who had driven 4" nails into the tenon joints and split them apart as well as straining the chair upholstery so tight that the level of discomfort was shockingly bad. Such examples of poor workmanship, very sadly, are not uncommon.

A HOWARD IVOR ARMCHAIR WITH MATCHING COPY

A customer who purchased the Howard 'Ivor' armchair on the left was in need of a matching chair to create a pair, this is fully achievable by using the 'Middleton Bray bespoke service' which can offer to make exact replicas of Howard originals, and but for the stamped castors and Howard name stamp on the leg the difference between the chairs is indistinguishable.

To discuss restoring your Howard & Sons sofa, your antique style armchairs or creating a chair to make a matching pair, please email sales@middletonbray.com or call on 01285 862 274 / 07968 564 782.