Holland And Sons Furniture
Holland And Sons Furniture is furniture produced by the renowned English Victorian furniture makers Holland And Sons.
Brief history and description
Holland & Sons is considered to be one of the most important and influential furniture firms of the Victorian era. The company became a household name after supplying furniture to Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Marlborough House, the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament, and the Osborne Castle, to name a few.
Christie's in London sold a Holland & Sons English ormolu and porcelain-mounted Kingwood, burr amboyna, harewood, fruitwood, ivory and mother-of-pearl marquetry and parquetry cabinet for £228,500 in March of 2008.
Bonhams in Knightsbridge sold a Holland & Sons Victorian calamander, purplewood, satinwood and ivory center table for £68,000 in July of 2005.
Other large and antique Holland & Sons dining tables have sold for high prices at other auctions as well: Sotheby's in New York sold a large Holland & Sons Victorian royal mahogany dining table for $39,000 in October of 2004, while Sotheby's in London sold a Holland & Sons thuyawood, marquetry and gilt-brass mounted center table for £27,600 in June of 2006.
While a pair of Holland & Sons Victorian burr-walnut and gilt-brass mounted bookcases can sell for as high as £18,000, a single Holland & Sons Victorian walnut bookcase is worth as much as £28,800.
A set of six Holland & Sons Victorian rosewood chairs are worth around £750, while a pair of Holland & Sons regency oak and chain chairs are worth as much as £1,410.
Guide for collectors
Holland & Sons' cabinets are considered to be the most rare and valuable Holland & Sons furniture item among collectors. However, Holland & Son's Victorian calamander, purplewood, satinwood and ivory center tables are considered to be valuable as well.
Restoration of a Holland & Sons furniture item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Holland & Sons furniture item will decrease its value, especially if the furniture item was once owned by a member of the royal family or placed in a notable castle or building.
For more information regarding Holland & Sons furniture items, visit Butchoff Antiques.
(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)