Edward William Godwin – Hanging cabinet, ca. 1877

Edward William Godwin

Hanging cabinet, ca. 1877

Mahogany, bevelled glass
Made by William Watt, London
h. 131 cm - w. 69,5 cm - d. 23 cm

PROVENANCE : Private collection, Normandy, France

SIMILAR PIECES : This cabinet is only the third example of this design known to have survived. An identical one is in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, and an ebonized version is in a British private collection.

LITERATURE : Susan Weber Soros, The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin, 1999, page 200, plate 320.a - Robert William Eddis, Decoration and Furniture of Town Houses, London, 1991, page 102 (for a line drawing misattributed to Jackson and Graham) - Elizabeth Aslin, E.W. Godwin - Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1986, page 48, plate 14 - Art Furniture from Designed by E.W. Godwin, F.S.A., London, 1877, plate 4.