Edward William Godwin, an Anglo-Japanese ebonised side chair, circa 1875, probably by William Watt, with angular back details a variation on the theme, with a later overstuffed leather seat, on square part-fluted supports. See Soros, Susan Weber ‘The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin’, p. 113, illus. 137 for a comparable example. See also Sotheby’s with Paul Reeves ‘The Best of British Design from the 19th and 20th Centuries: The Selling Exhibition’, 14th-20th March 2008, PR33 for a comparable chair
height 74.5cm. Circa 1870's.