Originally, They were cabinet makers and upholsterers called Taprelland Holland. In 1843 they changed their name to Holland and Sons with William Holland in control, a relative of the well known Regency architect Henry Holland. Holland and Sons soon started to expand quickly and by 1851, they employed over 350 cabinet makers.By 1852 they took on the prestigious firm of Thomas Dowbiggin of 23 Mount Street, London, who had previously made the throne for Victorias Coronation. Holland and Sons worked successfully not only as furniture makers but also as undertakers and became responsible for the Duke of Wellingtons funeral. William Holland had the firm expanding at a rapid rate and became so well known, they became cabinetmakers and upholsters to the Queen. Their first commission was for Osborne House in 1845, supplying furniture in the Queens favourite design, Louis XVI style from France. They continued to supply furniture for Osborne House and gained further commissions for Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Marlborough House.
Holland and sons also worked for many leading institutions such as the reform Club (we have also supplied the reform club with our antique furniture in the past), the British Museum and the new Houses of Parliament. They were part of many of the important international exhibitions including London in 1862, Vienna in 1873, Paris in 1867 and 1872. They gained worldwide fame for their magnificent designs and quality cabinetmaking, throughout the Victorian era.Holland and sons stayed as a family run business, but sadly closed in 1942. Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16. We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on.
Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition. Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.COURIER, LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED. Whomever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible, please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two-person team. The item "HUGE ORIGINAL HOLLAND & SON'S GOTHIC REVIVAL ANTIQUE VICTORIAN LIBRARY BOOKCASE" is in sale since Monday, August 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Bookcases". The seller is "royal-house-antiques" and is located in Pulborough. This item can be shipped worldwide.