Edward William Godwin
Probably made by William Watt.
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.
The chair presented here is the largest example of the three.
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
"Furniture & Decorative Arts from 1870 onwards"