Leicester Museums Ernest Gimson Collection

View the Ernest Gimson Collection held by Leicester Museums. This includes a large number of objects designed and created by other Arts & Crafts related people.

These small items of furniture were often decorated with various inlaid materials and were used to show off the skill of the designer craftsmen.

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Examples from Leicester's collection include Gimson, Bansely and a number of pieces by Waals.

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Gimson was famous for his ladder-back rush seated chairs. Here you can view a wide selection of the different styles and types.

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Arts and Crafts furniture was made for daily use and for every room in the house. Here you can see pieces by Gimson and Waals.

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Architectural designs and drawings by Gimson and Waals.

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See a selection of mirrors by Gimson and Waals. Leicester also holds a number of embroideries designed by Gimson.

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A selection of metalwork designed by Gimson, most of which was made by Alfred Bucknell; the blacksmith Gimson employed at his Sapperton workshops.

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Larger pieces of furniture such as cabinets, dressers and sideboards were made to be very functional but also gave an opportunity to showcase a variety of decorative techniques.

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A selection of furniture and objects by Gimson, Barnsley and Waals from Leicester's Collection.

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Ernest Gimson was recognised for his achievements in design and the arts, there are three examples of the medals he won in the Leicester Museums Collection.

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A selection of printed media that relate to Ernest Gimson.

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