Lot 77 (20TH CENTURY DECORATIVE ART AND DESIGN, 2nd February 2016)
An Aesthetic ebonised side cabinet,
designed by E W Godwin (1833-1886), the moulded top over two walnut-fronted drawers and two undertiers, lacking pierced panels,
Provenance: From the descendants of Andrew Muir, (1817-1899) a wealthy merchant who, with Archibald Mirrielees (1797-1877), established Muir & Mirrielees in Moscow. The department store became a household name throughout the Russian Empire.
Literature: For a similar table, see, Tennants' 'Decorative Arts & Modern Design Sale', Thursday 19 November 2009, lot 1744.
Soros 'The Secular Furniture of E W Godwin, Yale 1999
150-1, cat 215.
Sold for £650
Four plug extension cable stuck to the underside of the table top.
Dog wear to the front left corner.
Ebonised wear and loss throughout.
Two undertiers damaged.
Lacking all pierced trellis panels.
10 additional images can be, requested.