Harding Howell & Co trunk on stand


A very unusual trunk on a stand from the haberdashery department at Harding Howell & Co, the very first department store (allegedly!). The shop opened in 1796 and closed in 1820. In the original paint finish, this is a rich burgundy colour, with darker legs to the stand, and has painted inscriptions on the top (‘Harding Howell & Co Haberdashery’) and the front (’89 Pall Mall, St. James, London’) of the trunk. A fascinating and characterful piece, which also offers useful storage space inside the trunk.


trunk on stand:

98 cm wide

52.5 cm deep

88 cm high



94.5 cm wide

49.5 cm deep

46 cm high


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