Edward William Godwin - The Architect London Monday, April 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    'Bedroom Furniture Designed by E.W. Godwin F.S.A.', The Building news and engineering journal, London, 24 October, 1879, n.p. for a drawing
    Aileen Reid, 'Homes Fit For Hera', Country Life, no. 50, 10 December, 1992, p. 37, fig. 4 for a similar example
    Jeremy Cooper, Victorian & Edwardian Furniture & Interiors: From The Gothic Revival To Art Nouveau, London, 1998, p. 140, fig. 325 for a similar example
    Susan Weber Soros, The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin with Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1999, p. 168, cat. no. 241 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model is a similar example of the drop-leaf table that is part of the Smallhythe Place permanent collection. Now preserved by and property of the National Trust, Smallhythe Place became a museum in 1929, started by Edith Craig the daughter of the famous Victorian actress Ellen Terry, who bought the property, which was to be her last home in 1899. Smallhythe Place is now the only domestic location that the furniture of Edward William Godwin can be viewed by the public, after reopening in April 1992.


Drop-leaf dressing table with drawer

circa 1879
Oak, brass.
72.6 x 106.9 x 73.5 cm (28 5/8 x 42 1/8 x 28 7/8 in.) fully extended
Executed by William Watt, UK.

£12,000 - 15,000 

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Created by Lee F. Mindel, London Auction 29 April 2014 6pm