Inlaid Cherry Box by Gimson

Designed by Ernest Gimson and made in his Daneway workshop.

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Art work details

Year of production :
1904-12
Category:
Small Cabinets and Boxes
Dimensions :
H. 34.5cm; L. 48.1cm; W. 25.2cm
Credit Line :
Purchased from Gimson’s executors in 1919

The ebony surfaces of the box have been dished with shallow circles to take the inlaid decoration – a simplified pattern of flowers and leaves. The stems are formed from strips of silver; the flowers and leaves are cut from ivory. Wood, silver and ivory are all hard-edged materials and Gimson’s precise design was chosen to suit that characteristic.

The box sits on chamfered bracket feet.