Edward William Godwin - Design New York Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Kentshire Galleries, New York
    Ariadne Getty

  • Literature

    Susan Weber Soros, The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin with Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1999, p. 202, fig. 323 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is an example of a type of cabinet used in the late nineteenth century for the display of various objects, often the Japanese (and Japanese-inspired) porcelain that was especially popular in the 1870s. Godwin’s interest in the arts of Japan is expressed in the watercolor illustrated below, which includes a trellis pattern in the background that is echoed in the rail decoration of the present design.


Display cabinet

circa 1872-1875
Ebonized wood, clear glass, mirrored glass, brass.
60 1/4 x 73 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (153 x 186.7 x 31.8 cm)
Possibly manufactured by Collinson & Lock, London, UK.

$80,000 - 120,000 

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New York Auction 9 June 2015 2pm