A pair of faux rosewood beech bobbin turned side chairs

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Room Living Room
Period before 1890
Item type Antiques & Vintage
Size Unique
All materials No
Dimensions H 84cm x W 43cm x D 44.5cm
Product Code ‌FG018-1

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The bobbin turned uprightswith turned finials flanking a colannade back above a cane seat on tapered bobbin turned front legs.England, circa 1870Susan Weber Soros catalogues an identical chair in her book The Secular Furniture of E.W. Godwin (Yale University Press; First Edition edition (1 Dec. 1999)'These side chairs, part of a set, represent a lighter version of bobbin-turned chairs from the sveneteenth century. Bobbin turning, revived in the 1820s and popular until late in the nineteenth century, was not common in Godwin's designs of the 1860s and 1870s. It does appear, however, in his sketchbooks dating from the late 1870s (V&A PD E. 504 - 1963) on the back legs of a chair he designed as part of a Jacobean dining suite for William Watt that was exhibited in 1885 and illustrated ina review of the exhibition.......It is possible that these bobbin-turned chairs, which were in Godwin's possession, were made by an outside designer and later influenced Godwin's 1885 chair design...'

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