Ebony Cabinet by Waals

Designed by Peter Waals and made in his Chalford workshop.

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Art work details

Year of production :
1930
Category:
Cabinets and Sideboards
Dimensions :
H. 155.5cm; W. 161cm; D. 64.2cm
Credit Line :
Presented by Mrs B Branscombe, a member of the Goddard family, in 1971

Veneered in ebony and walnut over a mahogany carcase; with cut ebony inlays and handles

The inlaid centrepiece of each door is based on a design by Ernest Gimson for candlesticks for St Peter’s Church, Vere Street, London in 1917. You can see the design in the first image on this page.

After Gimson’s death in 1919, Waals came to an agreement with his widow and family about carrying on the workshop. He promised not to reproduce any of Gimson's inlaid designs or experimental pieces but was able to continue making plainer domestic furniture based on Gimson’s design. However he gradually began introducing more decorative designs such as this piece.