About Fleming & Howland

The origins of Fleming & Howland began in 1780 when the shoemaker and cordwainer Solomon Howland turned his hand to the craft of chair making. The Howlands remained self-employed craftsmen until 3rd generation George Howland started a small workshop 'employing 2 men' (1881 census).

The family tradition continued throughout the 19th century specialising in the covering of chair frames for the various fashion houses of London. Modern 20th