Jonathan Charles

History of Jonathan Charles

This English company was established in 2004 at the initiative of Jonathan Sowter, cabinet maker and furniture designer from England, who has been passionate about making furniture from the age of twelve.

Having gathered cabinet making experience at a furniture company in Yorkshire, Sowter went to study Furniture Design and Craft. Right after his graduation, he had an encounter with renowned London based antiques dealer and reproduction furniture maker Paul Maitland-Smith, which made a lasting impression on him.

Leaving England for India‘s Rajasthan, Jonathan Sowter opened a furniture factory there, which he maintained for two years until he decided to change the location again. This time, he went to Vietnam, which is where Johnathan Charles Fine Furniture was eventually founded and has remained as the company‘s location to this day.

The furniture business only counted ten employees at the time of its inception, which has since grown to over 1000 craftspeople, all highly skilled and artistically inclined individuals.

Jonathan Charles: European Classics and Inimitable Pieces

The Jonathan Charles brand presents artfully crafted replicas of European antique furniture, the ideas for which company founder Jonathan Sowter often discovers on his travels, but also entirely unique designs, which are either varieties on a detail found in an antique object or completely novel creations based on other sources of inspiration.

Paying great attention to detail, the craftspeople working for Jonathan Charles use ancient techniques, such as for bronze casting, hand carving, marquetry and églomisé.

The high quality which Jonathan Charles is known and trusted for can also be found in each of the materials being used for its production, as can be seen in the valuable leathers and fine woods with distressed finishes used for many of its products, which are all created to last.

After the company has made the disappointing experience of hardware suppliers not being able to provide exactly what they would need for a specific design to materialize, Jonathan Charles began to make some of its hardware from scratch. Today, all of the bronze and brass fittings – locks, keys and pulls - are fabricated with the help of the company‘s in-house foundry.

Lastly, Jonathan Charles appoints inspectors to test their components and designs for technical soundness and to monitor the manufacturing process at important points, ensuring that the high quality standards the company has set for itself will always be complied with.

Jonathan Charles‘ Finely Crafted and Masterfully Replicated Furnishing

The product range of Jonathan Charles includes cabinets, chairs, beds, tables, chests, sideboards, bars, buffets, screens, mirrors and accessories.

To offer an example of Jonathan Charles excellent reproduction skills, there is its Regency style round mirror, originally produced in the 1820s, which has a walnut frame inserted with gilded balls, intricately carved gilded leaf swags on its top and bottom, and a convex églomisé mirror glass.

Looking further, one will discover an Art Deco inspired tall, three drawer chest with gilded handles, a gilded base made out of wrought iron, and, most interestingly, églomisé mirror plates with borders handpainted in gold serving as the main body‘s surfaces – an idea stemming from the 1930s Hollywood Regency era.

Whether one is interested in furniture for a delightful, romantic interior inspired by the past, or a solution for a rather modern living space, with a touch of the time-tested and classical, Jonathan Charles offers a large selection of furniture items suitable for every good taste.

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  1. Jonathan Charles / Art Nouveau floral Wall Mirror / 492354

    By Jonathan Charles
    €1,907.71
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    IN STOCK: Ships within 1 to 2 weeks - Limited Quantity
  2. Jonathan Charles / Circular Nautical Style Oak and Leather Mirror / 494571-SAL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,999.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    IN STOCK: Ships within 1 to 2 weeks - Limited Quantity
  3. Jonathan Charles / Satinwood veneered Mirror / 494571

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,299.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    IN STOCK: Ships within 1 to 2 weeks - Limited Quantity
  4. Jonathan Charles / Classical "Winged" Wall Mirror / 494533-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,100.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  5. Jonathan Charles / Gilded Winged Macassar & Dressing Mirror with Drawer

    By Jonathan Charles
    €1,377.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    IN STOCK: Ships within 1 to 2 weeks - Limited Quantity
  6. Jonathan Charles / Large silver sunburst Mirror / 494469-SIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €4,499.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  7. Jonathan Charles / Large black sunburst Wall Mirror / 494469-BLA

    By Jonathan Charles
    €4,499.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  8. Jonathan Charles / Large black sunburst Mirror in Louis XIV style

    By Jonathan Charles
    €4,499.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  9. Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture / Small Silver Sunburst Mirror / 494468-SIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €1,679.62
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  10. Jonathan Charles / Small Black Sunburst Mirror / 494468-BLA

    By Jonathan Charles
    €1,824.77
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  11. Jonathan Charles / Versailles Small Gilded Sunburst Mirror / 494468-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €1,824.77
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    IN STOCK: Ships within 1 to 2 weeks - Limited Quantity
  12. Jonathan Charles / Victorian Style Gilded Overmantle Mirror / 494463-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,499.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  13. Jonathan Charles / Rectangular Silver Leaf Mirror / 494461-SIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €1,707.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  14. Jonathan Charles / Rectangular Gold Leaf Mirror / 494461-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €1,707.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  15. Jonathan Charles / Empire Overmantle Mirror Circular Wreath / 494449-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,199.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  16. Jonathan Charles / Empire Large Rectangular Gilded Overmantle Mirror / 494448-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,799.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    IN STOCK: Ships within 1 to 2 weeks - Limited Quantity
  17. Jonathan Charles / Tall Gilded Rococo Mirror / 494373-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,156.54
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  18. Jonathan Charles / Rococo Сarved Gilded Mirror / 494372-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,499.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  19. Jonathan Charles / French Style Gilded Grisaille Mirror / 494122-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,999.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  20. Jonathan Charles / Louis XVI Style Inlaid & Gilded Rectangular Mirror

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,299.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  21. Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture / Art Nouveau gilded mirror / 493203

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,277.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  22. Jonathan Charles / Neo–classical Adam Style Mirror / 493105-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,999.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  23. Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture / Large Circular Gilded Mirror / 493104-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,399.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  24. Jonathan Charles / Empire style gilded mirror / 493060-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,399.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  25. Jonathan Charles / French 19th Century Style Bright Gilded Mirror / 493059-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,799.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  26. Jonathan Charles / French 19th Century Style Bright Gilded Mirror / 493005-GIL

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,399.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  27. Jonathan Charles / Oval Panelled Mirror In Georgian Irish Style / 492697-GIL-GPM

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,199.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  28. Jonathan Charles / Art Deco Style Makeup Mirror / 494479-AMH

    By Jonathan Charles
    €3,529.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  29. Jonathan Charles / Art Deco Oval Mirror (High Lustre) / 494153-AMH

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,777.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
  30. Jonathan Charles / Art Deco High Lustre Oval Mirror / 494112-SAH

    By Jonathan Charles
    €2,444.00
    incl. VAT
    incl. VAT
    Ships within 4 to 7 weeks
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