SOLD GR,AESandAJ 7 - An extremely important Anglo-Japanese sidetable designed by E.W.Godwin. This table is made exactly to his original design from sketchbooks held at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was without question the leading exponent of the Anglo-Japanese Movement, this table is the most important table he ever designed. Made by Collinson and Lock. Circa 1872. £SOLD.
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An important single occasional sidetable designed by E.W. Godwin in 1867. Made by William Watt these were produced in the late 1860's and through the 1870's. This occasional table was originally designed for his own use when he moved from Bristol to London. In the forward to the William Watt catalogue he complains about how this sidetable had been plagiarized by other companies, we can all to often see on the market today inferior copies. see the secular furniture of E.W. Godwin by Susan Weber Soros page 143. £SOLD.
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An Anglo Japanese Rosewood table.
Design attributed to E.W.Godwin
Probably made by Collinson and Lock.
The reeded top above a Japanesque fretwork frieze on four bowed end supports, with a reeded and stepped centre lower shelf flanked by a Japanesque fretwork under tier.
This table shows inspiration from both Japanese and Chinese designs. Chinese hardwood furniture played a crucial role in Godwin’s Anglo Japanese designs and he is known to have owned Chinese furniture as well as Chinese accessories (Susan Soros, Secular Furniture, page 44-48)
The bowed legs are very reminiscent of two designs from tables in a sketchbook from 1876 and 1881 (Elizabeth Aslin, E.W.Godwin page 79) and again on a design for three cabinets in c1878 and c1885 (Susan Soros, Secular Furniture, pages 218 and 236).
The complicated fretwork is reminiscent of a design for a sofa by Collinson and Lock (Susan Soros, Secular Furniture, page 109) a table in 1873-75 (Susan Soros, Secular Furniture, pages 157) and an armchair the design attributed to Godwin for James Peddle in 1881 (Susan Soros, Secular Furniture, pages 132).
The reeded detail is identical to a chair design in William Watts Art Furniture Catalogue c1885 (Susan Soros, Secular Furniture, pages 266) a chair attributed to Godwin c1875 (Susan Soros, Secular Furniture, page 137) and a couch attributed to Godwin and made by Collinson and Lock c1872-75 (Susan Soros, Secular Furniture, page 106). Godwin also incorporates the stepped lower shelf in a number of table designs.
33 in.(84cm.) wide; 27¾ in.(70.5cm.) high; 19¾in.(50cm.) deep
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 10.
Anglo-Japanese rosewood table with six splayed legs ending with brass shoes.
Designed by Edward William Godwin.
There is a similar table illustrated in the William Watt catalogue of 1877 with radiating stretchers and splayed legs.
Height 28", Width 36", Depth 36".
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 11.
Anglo-Japanese Gong and striking stick.
Designed by E.W. Godwin.
Possibly made by William Watt.
Height 31", Width 26", Depth 11".
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Designed by E.W.Godwin.
Possibly made by William Watt.
With a silk Japanese boating scene.
Height 32", Width 30", Depth 10 1/2".
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 13.
A Rare Rosewood Anglo Japanese sidetable.
Designed by E.W. Godwin
Made by Collinson and Lock.
Height 30", Length 43", Depth 24".
The last five images are from E.W.Godwin by Elizabeth Aslin (1st image of the 5) and The Secular Furniture of E W Godwin by Susan Weber Soros (last 4 images).
Ebonised versions of this table have been found in greater numbers than Mahogany or Walnut. Rosewood versions are very rare.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 14.
A single drawer occasional sidetable attributed to E.W. Godwin probably made by William Watt. This occasional table is in keeping with much of the furniture that Godwin designed for Dromore Castle Ireland. See the secular furniture of E.W. Godwin by Susan Weber Soros page 146. Exactly the same dimensions except the shelf has been placed a little lower. £SOLD.
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A.W.N.Pugin. An outstanding oak centre table designed by Augustus Welby Pugin and almost certainly made by firm John Gregory Crace. Height 30 1/2", Width 52", Depth 52". Circa 1847. £SOLD.
See The Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design, page xxvi for an identicle but carved version designed by Pugin for Abney Hall which is now in The Victoria and Albert Museum. Last two Images.
Provenance: Another similar table with drawers but the identicle base was sold at Bonhams Chester and also formerly at Abney Hall, Cheadle, Cheshire. Under the patronage of Sir James Watts, a textile wholesaler and Lord Mayor of Manchester, Abney Hall was remodelled as a private home with reception rooms designed and decorated by Pugin and Crace in the 1850's. The decorative scheme was completed in 1857. Prince Albert during a visit to Manchester described the hall as 'a most princely mansion'. Abney hosted many other important people including Edward VII, Disraeli, Gladstone and E.M Forster. The reclusive Agatha Christie visited Abney when it was in the possession of her brother-in-law and wrote two novels there, 'The Tale of the Christmas pudding and After the Funeral'. The hall became known Cheadle Town Hall when it was sold to the local council in 1959.
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A monumental Gothic Revival Oak breakfront bookcase attributed to E.W. Pugin, possibly from Scarisbrick Hall in Lancashire. The cornice with castellated mouldings and three glazed upper sections each with twin doors with stylised iron strap hinges and castellated iron handles with drop down ring pulls, the doors double pegged at each corner joint and when opened the inner door has a female groove all round with a male bead protruding from the carcass which when the doors are closed fits snugly into each other a quality detail to protect important books from air and atmosphere shown in the 2nd from last image. The three cupboards below with linen fold carved details to each door with corresponding metalwork and graduated flaring base. The side Linenfold carved panels to the lower ends are different to the fronts. This bookcase was purchased it from the North of England from a dealer who purchased it in Liverpool from a sale of furniture believed to have come from Scarisbrick Hall. Circa early 1870's. Height 8' 8", Length 12' 6", the top depth in the centre section is 14 1/2" and 11" deep to each side section. The base depth is 18 1/2" to the centre section and 15" deep to each side section. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 17.
A rare Gothic Revival revolving bookcase designed for The Tabard Inn by Richard Norman Shaw. With paper label :-
W & J Mackay & Co. The Tabard Inn Library.
17 Hanover St, Hanover Square. London.
Height 76", Width 26 1/2", Depth 26 1/2". £SOLD.
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A rare Aesthetic Movement Painted Ebonised and Gilt cabinet designed by Daniel Cottier. £SOLD.
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A rare pair of Gothic Revival dining chairs by J.G.Crace probably designed for Abney Hall (last image see Jeremy Coopers Victorian and Edwardian Furniture and Interiors page 53 Illustration 114). The head rails with solid Ebony carved florets the outer ones differing to the central one. Circa 1857. £SOLD.
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Lambs Of Manchester. A near pair of superior quality bedside cabinets.
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A cast iron garden bench designed by Christopher Dresser, made by Coalbrookedale. £SOLD.
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Anglo Japanese Armchairs.
Attributed to E.W.Godwin.
Probably made by William Watt.
Last image from Susan Soros. The Secular Furniture of E.W.Godwin page 128.
Height 43", Width 16", Depth 15".
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A rare trestle table designed by E.W.Godwin for Northampton Town Hall his greatest Gothic Revival building design. Made by Green and King. Circa 1865. £SOLD.
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Anglo-Japanese corner cabinet.
Designed by Batley.
Probably made by Jas Shoolbred.
Height 88", width at front 39 ", Depth at back corner to front sides 27", Depth at back corner to centre front 24".
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 25.
A Gothic Revival oak breakfront bookcase. Circa 1880.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 26.
A Gothic revival side chair. Circa 1870. £SOLD
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A nursing chair in the style of Dr C Dresser. £SOLD.
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An oak Gothic Revival library table attributed to Alfred Waterhouse, made by Doveston Bird and Hull of Manchester. Doveston Bird and Hull made furniture to Waterhouse design's for Manchester Town Hall. Circa 1875. Height 29 1/2", Width, 24" Length 45". £SOLD.
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A Walnut coal scuttle with decorative stylised floral brass metalwork retaining its original shoval. The design attributed to Dr Christopher Dresser, made by Benham and Froud. Circa 1876. £POA.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 30.
A set of four Gothic Revival dining chairs. C1880. £SOLD.
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A Gothic Revival break front cupboard with trefoil cut-outs central Gothic arches and 45 degree panelling above, attributed to AWN Pugin. C1870. Height 97", Width of cornice 83 1/2", Depth of cornice 17 1/2". £SOLD.
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An early reclining oak armchair by Jas Shoolbred after a design adapted by Phillip Webb in 1866 for Morris and Co. Circa 1873. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 37.
A Morris and Co, Sussex three seater. Circa 1890. £SOLD.
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An Aesthetic Movement gilt and ebonised sidetable.
In the manner of E.W.Godwin.
With paper label for :- Woof and Whitaker of Sheffield.
Height 25", width 22", Depth 22". Circa 1880's.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 39.
In the manner of E.W.Godwin.
Height 25", width 22", Depth 22". Circa 1880's.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 42.
A Gothic Revival breakfront bookcase designed by Bruce Talbert andprobably made by Gillows of Lancaster, retaining the original fabric to the rear. Circa 1880. £SOLD.
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A quality Gothic Revival sideboard attributed to Bruce Talbert, made by Garnetts of Warrington. Garnetts were important good quality furniture makers in a similar league to Gillows of Lancaster. £SOLD.
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A commercial Aesthetic Movement sideboard with central painted panel attributed to Albert Moore. £SOLD.
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A rare Rosewood settee designed by H W Batley and made by Collinson and Lock. Circa 1880's. £SOLD.
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Designed by H W Batley. Collinson and Lock. £SOLD.
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An Aesthetic Movement sidetable attributed to H W Batley and probably made by Collinson and Lock. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 50.
A set of six dining chairs designed by Charles Bevan. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 51.
A French settle with carved animal heads saved from the Church of Joan of Arc in Rouen France. It was rescued while the church was burning down just after being bombed in the second world war. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 52.
An Anglo-Japanese dressing table attributed to E.W. Godwin. Probably made by Collinson and Lock. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 54.
An Aesthetic Movement armchair Attributed to Edward William Godwin (1833-86). Made by James Peddle and registered in March 1881. An ergonomically correct armchair, every shaped back slat is doweled at the top with 3 dowels to each main back support, the half moon detailing at the bottom of the head rail, which amazingly is laminated and ahead of it's time for 1881. The shaped arm rails that grow into the back, the simple reeded detailing, the sculptured front legs and corresponding armrest supports, kick out back legs positioned just so to deflect the mass weight of a large upper body and generous proportions yet comfortable for whomever large or small may be so lucky to enjoy the sheer comfort that it bestows upon you. It is a sit at all day chair. Many features correspond to some designs from E.W.Godwin's sketch books from 1880 to 1881 related to the James Peddle commission. £SOLD
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 55.
A set of twelve Gothic Revival oak dining chairs.£SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 56.
A Victorian/Arts and Crafts Oak twelve seater three leaf wind out extending dining table, excellent 1/4 sawn oak, original brass castors. Length (un-extended) 61 1/2", fully extended 9'9 1/2", Width 48". £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 57.
A Victorian/Gothic Revival Oak twelve seater three leaf wind out extending dining table, with stylised floral carved rosettes to the tops of each leg and further smaller rosettes below with spiral fluted lower sections Made by Spillman and Co of London, 1/4 sawn oak, original brass castors. Measurements:- Length (un-extended) 60", fully extended 9'6", Width 48". £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 59.
An Aesthetic Movement sidetable. Circa 1870's. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 60.
Three seater Gothic Revival settee with gently curving back, padded armrests, on turned legs. Probably made by Gillows or Lambs of Manchester. Circa 1875. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 61.
A Gothic Revival oak chaise lounge designed attributed to Bruce Talbert. Circa 1880. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 62.
An Oak surprise drinks table/cabinet made by Mappin and Webb with silver plated fittings and Blaize top that retracts when one closes the flaps, for storing bottles and glasses. Further wine bottle holders to the base. Height 31", Width 23", Width open 45", Depth 23". Circa 1890. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 64.
An Oak coffee table in the manner of A W N Pugin. The segmented circular top with an inlaid Burr Walnut central disc, it has unique wedges sandwiched at each segment on the sides of the top. The architectural form with pegged construction. Height 21", 30" across the flats. SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 67.
A oak Gothic Revival leather topped side table made by Collier and Plunkett. Circa 1880. Height 29", Width 38 1/2", Depth 18". £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 69.
A Gothic Revival hall/serving table. Circa 1880. £SOLD.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 70
An Arts and Crafts/Gothic Revival oak sidetable attributed Bruce Talbert. Height 30", Width 21 1/2", Depth 16 3/4". Circa late 1880's. £SOLD.
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A very large Gothic Revival Oak linen trunk, attributed to Charles Bevan and probably made by Marsh, Jones and Cribb or possibly Lambs of Manchester. Super quality, 1/4 sawn oak of the period and an original ebonised Mahogany top. The construction is planked at 45 degrees to each end with central cross supporting members and the front with subtle carvings to the lower edges and inlaid circular details to the planks. The lid opens to reveal wonderful brass Gothic hinges. C1870. Height ", Depth ", Width ". £SOLD.
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An Ebonised clock designed by Lewis.F.Day, with ormulo brass mounts and blue and white stylised ceramic dial, stylised floral ceramic tiles.
Height 17 1/2", Width 12 1/2", Depth 10". Circa 1870.
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 74
A Walnut sidetable in the manner of EW Godwin.
Height 29 1/2", Length 31 1/2", Width 21 1/2".
SOLD GR,AESandAJ 78
A good quality Aesthetic Movement Ebonised coffee table with a fantastic Marble speciman circular top and incised gilt details on brass castors which have a kite mark impressed with the date code for the 25th March 1872. Probably made by Wyman a big commercial company of the late Victorian period.
Height 19", Width 28". Circa 1870.