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Plate No. 1, Art furniture from designs by E.W. Godwin and others: with hints and suggestions on domestic furniture and decoration

This is a Plate No. 1.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.

It is dated 1877. Its medium is lithography on paper.

E.W. Godwin incorporated a wide range of influences in his development of "art furniture": Jacobean, Gothic, ancient Greek, as well as Chinese and Japanese culture. Twelve plates from this volume were reproduced in 1878 in the American periodical the Art-Worker, leading to the start of his strong following by American architects, decorators, and designers, including architect Henry Hobson Richardson. The bands of stylized chrysanthemums and other motifs seen here relate to the decoration on the ceramics inside the Herter Brothers bookcase nearby.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library.

  • Armchair (USA)
  • ash, leather, brass.
  • Museum gift in loving memory of Robert Kaufmann, by his sister, Catherine Tatum.
  • 2009-45-2
  • Rangoon Teapot, ca. 1878–85
  • glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration.
  • Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.
  • 1999-42-4-a,b

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 21 × 32 cm (8 1/4 × 12 5/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.

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