St. Bernard in Blue-Grey Antique Textiles
Available now, a larger than life and gorgeously sumptuous St Bernard armchair, the inside body covered in thick, woven jumbo drill, in blue, black and white, the outside in beautifully tonal hand dyed blue antique linen. The luxurious down filled seat cushion covered in a geometric antique Turkish blanket, handwoven in soft navy and cream wool.
Our Made by Howe St. Bernard armchair was first copied meticulously from a pair of Victorian armchairs Christopher Howe acquired from a huge Scottish ‘pile’ still covered in their original red tattered silk damask. Honouring the chair’s symbolic origin, we’ve filled the seat cushions with copious measures of down mixed with a little feather for weight. The body is traditionally stuffed and hand stitched with horsehair over steel coil springs individually lashed to the best quality webbing; we go to town using springs not only in the seat and back but also on the arms, the seat even has an individually sprung front edge making it incomparably comfortable.
Every part of the St Bernard is made and put together in our own workshop, from the frame construction to the last upholstery details, and even our own HOWE brass castors. It wears our HOWE London label proudly in the hope that successive generations enjoy its enduring style, craftsmanship and comfort.
Priced to reflect that it is in ‘showroom condition’ but near perfect so I’d snap it up!
Also available to order in your choice of fabric.