Sale Howe

Labrador Armchair

Friendly and welcoming, perhaps a littler overweight, this well loved classic armchair is born out of the best stock, originally designed and made by Howard & Sons in the late 19th Century for the finest English houses, whose owners expected the ultimate in comfort. Remaining faithful, our ‘Labrador’ upholds those standards of craftsmanship and quality of materials; the beech frame has proper joints which won’t work loose, set on turned legs in a choice of mahogany or oak, or hand painted beech if you’d like. Within the multi-layered back as in the seat, woven webbing supports a series of hand lashed springs. These are covered by long horsehair stitched into a linen scrim casing over which is laid a down filled pad before the final covering. The arms are stuffed and stitched into shape with horsehair and the pocketed seat cushions filled with maximum down, minimum feather content, to really make this Easy Chair ‘Man’s Best Friend’!

Craftsmanship and quality are absolutely central to everything we do at Howe London and we are passionate about promoting and preserving traditional skills, click here to read more.

Retail price starting from £6,494 incl VAT, excl fabric.

Available in two sizes:

Standard Labrador
Width Across Arms: 760mm / 30″
Max Width: 760mm / 30″
Seat Width: 545mm / 21½”
Max Depth: 990mm / 39”
Seat Depth: 620mm / 24½”
Max Height: 850mm / 33½”
Seat Height: 458mm / 18”

Petit Labrador
Width Across Arms: 710mm / 28″
Max Width: 710mm / 28″
Seat Width: 470mm / 18½”
Max Depth: 940mm / 37”
Seat Depth: 570mm / 22½”
Max Height: 850mm / 33½”
Seat Height: 445mm / 17½”



  • Max Depth: 990mm / 39”
  • Max Height: 850mm / 33½"
  • Max Width: 760mm / 30"
  • Seat Depth: 620mm / 24½”
  • Seat Height: 458mm / 18”
  • Seat Width: 545mm / 21½"
  • Width Across Arms: 760mm / 30"