106 Edward William Godwin (attributed) for William A. and S. Smee, an Anglo- Japanese walnut spindle back armchair, with a re-upholstered yellow leather seat, metal label, Godwin designed for W.A. and S. Smee, 89 Finsbury Pavement, London and his designs were exhibited by them at the Furniture Trades Exhibition in 1883 See Azlin, Elizabeth ‘E.W. Godwin’, London: John Murray, p. 22 The front legs and stretcher are almost identical to the previous lot and the cloud shape detail to the top is comparable to both chairs in Soros, p.112 (with original metal label)
Height 87cm. Circa 1880.