Cabinet by Ernest Gimson

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.


Details

Medium:
Rosewood with rosewood, macassar ebony & satinwood veneers & silver handles
Dimensions:
124 x 94 x 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£26,000 ( Total: £45,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Acquired by a cousin of the designer when it was made; by descent to Mrs M Gimson.

Venue details

The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Clarence Street, CHELTENHAM Gloucestershire GL50 3JT 01242 237431 www.cheltenhamartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

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