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Peter Waals oak bookcase

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Ernest Gimson  (1864 - 1919) Peter Waals (1870 - 1937) An important, Cotswold, solid walnut, four door crown glass glazed bookcase with exposed, stepped dovetail and wedged tenon construction, with through tenons to the base, chamfered arched supports, triple stepped sledge feet, oak panelled back, chevron pattern ebony and satinwood inlay within moulded edge to the front of the case, inside of the left hand door of each pair a rotating carved wood door catch, chamfering to the underside of the three fixed shelves, hand-cut brass hinges and hand-incised brass handles. Made by Peter Waals at Gimson's workshop at Daneway House, Sapperton, Gloucestershire, circa 1918, 117cm (46in) high, 160cm (63in) wide at base, 26cm (10.25in) deep. The design drawing for this bookcase and for a two door version, signed and dated 1917 by Gimson, are in the Gimson archive at Cheltenham Museum. SOLD

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