London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
A COTSWOLD SCHOOL EBONISED ASH ARMCHAIR
BY ERNEST GIMSON (1864-1919), CIRCA 1905
Bobbin-turned, with a rush seat
Supplied by Ernest Gimson to his friend and patron the Arts & Crafts architect Robert Weir Shultz for The Barn, Hartley Witney, Hampshire, and then by descent at The Barn until 2005.
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This chair formed part of a suite published in photographs of The Barn in 1911 and illustrated in W.R Lethaby's 'Ernest Gimson', 1924.
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