'Cottage Drawing Room Cabinet'

  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by E.W. Godwin (1833-86)

    Manufactured by Collinson & Lock (1870-97)

  • Detail

    Mahogany, with glazed doors and brass hardware

    English (London), circa 1874

  • Provenance

    […]; London art market; H. Blairman & Sons; private collection

  • Exhibited

    ‘E.W. Godwin: Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer’, Bard Graduate Center, New York, 1999, no. 51

  • Literature

    Susan Soros, The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin, New Haven & London, 1999, fig. 333

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    A design by Godwin relating to this cabinet is in the collection of the V&A (E.235-1963).  There is also an entry in one of Godwin’s sketck books dated 23 April 1874 for a ‘Cott. Draw. Rm. Cab’ at a cost of £3.3.0d (V&A, AAD 4/13- 1963, f. 19).  An ‘angle’ cabinet from the same series is in a private collection (see H. Blairman & Sons, Furniture and Works of Art, 2011, no. 11).