The Bayswater Armchair


The Bayswater Armchair design has been gracing drawing rooms for nearly 150 years. This elegantly proportioned design classic was made by Howard and Sons and named the ‘Bridgewater’. Built and finished just as the model was in the 19th Century with hand-tied coil springs and hand-sewn down-filled sac-a-duvet cushions. Compact yet supremely comfortable, the Bayswater is perfectly at home gracing a drawing room yet equally at home nestling in the corner of a cottage bedroom.

Height: 90cm (35")
Width: 74cm (29")
Depth: 102cm (40")
Amount of plain fabric required: 8m

The price excludes fabric. For patterned fabric meterage and bespoke sizes, get in touch and we can advise on quantities.

Please get in touch with us to confirm our current lead times.

Price shown is inclusive of VAT.

Leg finish options by Lorfords Contemporary

We build our armchairs up from a hardwood beech frame, using traditional methods and materials. With hand-tied coil-sprung seat, arms and back. 

Where cushions are used, what makes them so comfortable is the high down content (50% down, 50% feather in seat, and 70% down, 30% feather in back). The down gives the cushions lovely softness, while the feathers provide loft and spring.

Where castors are used, they have been individually hand-cast by traditional English metal crafters to a very high standard, and a variety of finishes can be achieved. We use the antique brass finish as standard.

Where legs are used, they can be either tapered or turned and come in a variety of woods and finishes (see 'Leg Options' tab for more details). We use medium oak as standard.

All of our furniture can be made completely bespoke. We want this to be your perfect armchair, so if you want it a bit bigger or smaller, softer or firmer, or anything else just ask we will do our best to accommodate.

The price excludes fabric. If you need some help finding the perfect fabric, let us know. Fabric quantities for standard models in plain fabric are shown in the product description. For patterns, and bespoke sizes, get in touch and we can advise on fabric quantity.