Edward William Godwin
Centre table, ca. 1876
Probably manufactured by William Watt, London, UK
h. 75 cm - w. 99,5 cm
PROVENANCE : Private collection, Sussex, UK - British art market, 2019.
SIMILAR PIECES : This table is only the fifth example of this design known to date. The first, made in ebonised wood, is believed to have originally belonged to Godwin himself. In 1949 his daughter Edith Craig bequeathed the table to the Bristol City Art Gallery. The second is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The other two examples, made in walnut, both appeared on the British art market, one in 1987 and the second, of smaller size, with H. Blairman and Sons Ltd. in 2018.
LITERATURE : Elizabeth Aslin, 'E.W. Godwin - Furniture and Interior Decoration', London, 1986, page 53, n°20 - Susan Weber Soros, 'The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin', New York, 1999, page 148, plate 213.