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Godwin Ex 31
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886) for William Watt, a rare Anglo-Japanese armchair, with a pad centred open curved back, downswept arms and a re-upholstered seat The design for this armchair was illustrated in William Watts Art Furniture Catalogue (1877, plate 3), priced at 3.10s.0d and a line drawing is illustrated in Soros, Susan Weber 'The Secular Furniture of E. W. Godwin', p. 113 pl. 138. One can see that this armchair has identical legs and tramline detailing which also follows the side chair identically, sold by Sotheby's with Paul Reeves 'The Best of British Design from the 19th and 20th Centuries: The Selling Exhibition', 14th-20th March 2008, see PR 33 for a comparable chair.
The last image is taken from Godwin's original sketch books held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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