This cabinet is an example of the highly finished, sophisticated style of furniture that was an important part of Gimson's career right from the start.
Cabinet by Ernest Gimson, c. 19021905
© The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
- Rosewood with rosewood, macassar ebony & satinwood veneers & silver handles
- 124 x 94 x 41 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £26,000 ( Total: £45,000)
- Acquired in:
- Mrs M Gimson
It shows the influence of the designer E W Godwin and the impact of Japanese design on his work. Gimson carefully chose the timbers and veneers while the elegant crescent drawer handles enhance the overall design.
Acquired by a cousin of the designer when it was made; by descent to Mrs M Gimson.