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Edward William Godwin (1883-1886) for Collinson and Lock, a walnut and glazed side cabinet, with open shelves below on brass sabots, stamped 'Collinson and Lock 7245', 182cm high, 193cm wide, 47cm deep. A design with much thought and consideration encompassing his Hygienic approach to furniture design and incorporating many similar details to his most famous Anglo-Japanese cabinets with open voids and spaces. (See Soros, Susan Weber 'The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin', p. 176 to 183). The eight tapering legs all with brass shoes quite unique to Godwin in this country. The back legs are designed an inch forward to compensate for skirting boards allowing it to fit tight against a wall, with open shelf to the base and open cupboards, the top set slightly back to a three-door display area to the top with adjustable shelf. The tramline scribed detail to the side and fronts of the legs and the cornice with dentil moulding are identical to the famous Butterfly fireplace painted by James McNeil Whistler and exhibited in the Paris exhibition of 1878. See Soros p. 369. See also Christie's, London 'Important 20th Century Design', 26th May 2005, Sale no.7130, lot 50.

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