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Ernest Gimson Childs Arm Chair


Antique circa 1905 Ernest Gimson designed Cotswold Arts & Crafts Child's Armchair,

made by Edward Gardiner or Philip Clissett, in ash.

Of ladder back form, with curved tops to the rails and chamfered back edges, set in turned ash frame with line markings and turned end caps, the under tier with twin bars to the front and sides, with original rush seat, all per Gimson's design No 3 for full size single dining chair.

The arms are curved in shape, pierced with the ends of the uprights, and held with pegs to the inside edges,

all typical of Gimson's designs.

This wonderful little armchair is in excellent condition with lovely original rush seat and patination.

Height 25.5" x width 15.5".

For reference see Gimson and the Barnsleys, Wonderful Furniture of a Commonplace Kind by Mary Comino 1980, page 111, Gimson's design for chair No 3. Also for Ernest Gimson designed armchairs see 'Good Citizen's Furniture, The Arts & Crafts Collections at Cheltenham by Annette Carruthers and Mary Greensted 1994.