Design

Oxford - 5th December 2019. Starts 11:00AM

Lot 257

Peter Waals (1870-1937) from a design by Ernest Gimson (1864-1919)

Sideboard, first designed 1915

walnut, with four short drawers and two cupboard sections with brass handles, the edges inlaid with ebony and holly stringing, 92cm high, 170cm wide, 55cm deep.

Provenance: Arthur Mitchell; thence by descent.

Information: This is a typical example of Gimson's work, combining careful proportions with a very clean outline. Its octagonal fielded panels in particular show off the skill of Gimson's cabinetmakers and the quality of the timber. A sketch for the sideboard showing the basic outline and one of the half-moon handles is at The Wilson, Cheltenham is dated April 1915. The client was the artist Charles Maresco Pearce who ordered a number of pieces of Gimson furniture on his marriage to Anna, the daughter of the Arts and Crafts architect Halsey Ricardo. The brass half-moon and drop handles are also Gimson's design and made in his smithy; the former are comparatively unusual.

£5000 to £8000

£17,000

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