Lounge chair

Edward William Godwin

Ebonized pearwood, brass casters, modern upholstery 96.9 x 65 x 81.5 cm (38.2 x 25.5 x 32 in.) Stamped ‘8513’ underneath front rail Circa 1876

Probably made by William Watt.

Similar pieces

There are only two other similar armchairs known in existence, one ebonized example in the collection

of the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT, and a walnut version formerly in the collection of Gary Kemp, which sold at Sotheby‘s, London on 20th March 2008, lot 31.

Note

The chair presented here is the largest example of the three.

Provenance
British art market, Gloucestershire
Literature
Elizabeth Aslin, ‘E.W. Godwin - Furniture and Interior Decoration’, London, 1986, p. 64
Susan Weber Soros, ‘E.W. Godwin - Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer’, New York, 1999, cat. no. 8-46, p. 256
Susan Weber Soros, ‘The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin’, New York, 1999, cat. no. 139, p. 114

EXHIBITOR

Oscar Graf

"Furniture & Decorative Arts from 1870 onwards"

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