Edward William Godwin
Lounge chair, ca. 1876
Ebonized pearwood, brass casters,
Probably made by William Watt
h. 96,9 cm - w. 65 cm - d. 81,5 cm
MARKS : Stamped '8513' underneath front rail
PROVENANCE : British art market, Gloucestershire
SIMILAR PIECES : There are only two other similar armchairs known to exist, 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.
LITERATURE : Elizabeth Aslin, 'E.W. Godwin - Furniture and Interior Decoration', London, 1986, page 64 - Susan Weber Soros, 'The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin', New York, 1999, page 114, catalogue number 139 - Susan Weber Soros, 'E.W. Godwin - Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer', New York, 1999, page 256, catalogue number 8-46.