30 April 2008
WRITING TABLE, CIRCA 1908
walnut, with single drawer and pendant brass pulls, the top and supports edged with ebony and holly banding
30in. (76.2cm.) high; 34in. (86.4cm.) wide; 22 5/8in. (57.5cm.) deep
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Ernest Gimson was greatly influenced by William Morris and believed that the craftsman should have a direct relationship with the materials. Executing his designs, therefore, was time consuming as he employed only one small circular saw for cutting fine veneers. Here chamfering and alternating light dark veneer inlays emphasise the structure of his design.
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This lot should read by Peter Waals with an estimate of GBP 2000 - 3000.
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