Mahogany China Cabinet by Waals
Designed by Peter Waals and made in his Chalford workshop.
Art work details
- Year of production :
- Cabinets and Sideboards
- Dimensions :
- H. 212cm; W. 188.5cm; D. 50cm
- Credit Line :
- Presented by H W Goddard in 1969
Cuban mahogany with ebony
This piece was developed from a design for a china cabinet by Ernest Gimson dated 1917. The original cabinet was commissioned by Gimson’s cousin, Kingsley Gimson. It seems likely that it was Kingsley Gimson who asked for a design in the 18th-century tradition as period features such as the curved top were unusual in Gimson’s work.
Waals combined the 18th-century elegant curves with typically Cotswold features such as the chamfered supports to the upper section of the cabinet. This piece was made by Ernest Smith; it was an expensive piece which cost £288.2.0