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W.H. Howell Co., Cast Iron Table, 1931

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One of the furniture pieces I have in my house is this cast iron table made by the W.H. Howell Co.. This table was a wedding gift for my Great Uncle and Aunt on their wedding day in 1931. There is not a lot of information on this table nor were their any examples I could find online, but I did find some information on the Howell company based out of St. Charles, Illinois. The W.H. Howell Foundry was established in Geneva in 1867 and produced cast iron door stops, sad irons, and fluting irons. By the 1920s electric irons were coming into vogue and the company changed its product line to include wrought iron furniture. Howell Company chrome-plated tubular furniture was featured at the 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago. The Howell Company continued to produce the popular tubular furniture when it moved its operation to the former Cable Piano Company factory site in St. Charles in 1937. This table is one of my favorites pieces in my house, and the glass top is removable. There are actually two glass iron tops that must have come with the table, and I do have the alternate top.


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    stunning table!!!
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Reminds me a bit of the cast iron pub tables which I have some in my collection. I know they have little resemblance, but I love metal furniture. The Brittania table has been reproduced in a light aluminum also, with great loss of detail.
  3. jameyrd jameyrd, 1 year ago
    Thank you Sean!
  4. jameyrd jameyrd, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the info PhilDavidAlexanderMorris!
  5. jameyrd jameyrd, 1 year ago
    I couldn't agree more JayHow! Thank you for the compliment!
  6. jameyrd jameyrd, 1 year ago
    Thansk for the love aghcollect !
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Your very welcome Jameyrd!!
  8. jameyrd jameyrd, 1 year ago
    Thank you pops52 !
  9. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 1 year ago
    for me the legs make this table so beautiful...lovely item and how wonderful that it remains in the family...quite often it amazes how people who inherit beautiful items can't wait to flog them. I know they are other peoples memories but we have a duty to keep them alive....
  10. jameyrd jameyrd, 12 months ago
    Thank you so much Anne for the compliment!
  11. jameyrd jameyrd, 11 months ago
    Thank you petey!
  12. jameyrd jameyrd, 2 months ago
    Thank you to artdecogirl!
  13. jameyrd jameyrd, 1 month ago
    Thanks CindB!

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