Edward William Godwin. attr. Folding Chair, ca. 1870


Ebonised wood, split cane seat and back

Circa: h. 81 cm, w. 42 cm, d. 68 cm

Attributed to E. W. Godwin. Susan Weber-Soros: „This „steamer chair“
is a folding version of Godwin’s wicker chair design. The turned
supports and the delineation of the splat resemble Godwin’s
lightweight chair model. Godwin also used the same split cane for
his wicker chair design. The idea of a folding chair would have
appealed to Godwin’s functional approach to design“.


Not marked


Private collection Belgium

Public collections

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


Susan Weber-Soros, The Secular Furniture of E. W. Goodwin,
New Haven 1999, pag. 97, No. 117 (catalogue raisonné)

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