Joseph Armitage (1880-1945)
Sydney Gimson commissioned this carved walnut coffer, with iron strap work, to be made for his town house. It is designed by Joseph Armitage and was made circa 1912. In the 1930s, Armitage entered a competition to design the National Trust’s logo. He won with a similar oak leaf design to the one that can be seen on the coffer.
Carved walnut coffer, with iron strapwork, c.1912, made by Joseph Armitage (Master at Leicester College of Art) and commissioned by Sydney Gimson.
On loan to the National Trust from Donald Gimson, last owner of Stoneywell Cottage.
Makers and roles
Joseph Armitage (1880-1945), maker