Inlaid Cherry Box by Gimson
Designed by Ernest Gimson and made in his Daneway workshop.
Art work details
- Year of production :
- 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.