Ernest Gimson

cherry box
Inlaid Box

Designed by Ernest Gimson and made in his Daneway workshop

Macassar ebony inlaid with silver and ivory


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Iron Fire Basket

Designed by Ernest Gimson and probably made in his smithy at Sapperton.

Wrought iron with punched decoration.

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Gimson in Leicester

The city, its history and the countryside around Leicester played a formative role in his ideas and work

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Designed and built by Gimson, this house in the Charnwood Forest was commissioned by his brother Sydney

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Virtual Museum

Here you can access a huge library of images that cover the Leicester Arts and Museums collection of Ernest Gimson items and other related objects as well as the Dryad collection.

Further Info

This website was made possible through a generous bequest by the late Daphne Plunket of Leicester. Many of the objects shown on the website are on display at New Walk Museum, Leicester. Here you can find out how to see them in person.