Little over 15 years ago, Jonathan Charles Furniture was simply an independent designer furniture making business, specialising in fine artisan craftsmanship. Today, antique reproduction furniture by this specialist brand is considered some of the finest in the world.

This brand's designer furniture is a large part of the Pavilion Broadway story, representing our humble beginnings as a single boutique furniture shop in Broadway.

Jonathan Charles Geometric Collection
Pictured: Geometric Collection featuring Transitional Bedside Table & Bed Frame

Jonathan Charles Furniture

The Dream of a 12 Year Old Boy

Jonathan Charles is the vision of its CEO and Founder, Jonathan Sowter. Aged just 12, Sowter discovered his passion for carpentry and he has pursued his calling to the craft ever since. As a fully trained cabinet maker and qualified furniture designer, he established a furniture factory in Rajasthan, India for the then new designer furniture brand, Theodore Alexander. Here, Sowter obtained great experience in the fine furniture industry and duly founded his own furniture making business in 2004.

Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture is Born

Located in Vietnam, Jonathan Charles Furniture began with a small team of just 10 craftspeople. Today, the company consists of more than 1,000 skilled artisans. Each individual is specially trained in the art of antique reproduction using the very finest craftsmanship, their standards reputable across the world.

Jonathan Charles Gatsby Collection
Pictured: Gatsby Collection featuring Black Nickel Coffee Table

Handmade Designer Furniture

In-house Manufacturing & Traditional Methods

Jonathan Charles Furniture takes pride in their age-old manufacturing techniques. Each and every furniture piece is made by hand, demonstrating a passion for the craft that is unrivalled amongst many. Every figure is hand-carved. Each marquetry piece is hand-laid. And all brass hardware is hand-cast at their in-house foundry. The brand offer high-quality construction and authentic characteristics like no other. Their skill in working wood, fine leather and the pre-roman technique of eglomise are just a few of many specialist methods that symbolise the business.

Inspired by Travels

Many Jonathan Charles Furniture pieces are inspired by Sowter’s travels across the globe. In some instances, the designs are reproduced as accurately as possible down to the finest of details. Other times, the designers begin the process entirely from scratch. It could be an intricate detail Sowter has picked up from a recent venture, a rare object or simply a classic wallpaper motif. The design process is one of great skill and expertise, breathing soul and lasting quality into each and every product.

Jonathan Charles Metropolitan Collection
Pictured: Metropolitan Collection featuring Shagreen Coffee Table & Macassar Ebony 3-Tier Side Table

Synonymous with the Finer Things in Life

Antique Reproductions & Transitional Designs

Resembling English classics, Jonathan Charles Furniture specialise in high-end replicas of English, French and European furniture from the 17th – 19th centuries. Not limited to antique reproduction, Jonathan Sowter adores exploring the boundaries of the business. His move towards more present concepts sees the birth of the transitional JC Modern collections, whilst continuing to make additions into the brand’s extensive pool of high-quality antique replicas.