Blackbean cocktail cabinet on stand , Schulim Krimper
  • Artist
    Schulim Krimper
  • Born
    Austria 1893, arr.Australia 1939
  • Died
    1971
  • Title
    Blackbean cocktail cabinet on stand
  • Date of Production
    c. 1950
  • Medium
    blackbean, brass, glass
  • Dimensions
    157 x 100 x 43.5 cm
  • Credit Details
    Gift of Lilian & Ralph Renard under the Cultural Gift program, 2000. © Miriam Reidy Prost

Schulim Krimper

Blackbean cocktail cabinet on stand

As the first cabinet maker to have a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Krimper holds a unique position in the history of the crafts movement in Australia. Trained in Europe where he was influenced by the simple elegant and classical lines of the Beidermier style Krimper migrated to Australia in 1939 where he produced works that were of original design and superb craftsmanship. Krimper did not make any preliminary drawings when embarking on a new work. Utilising hardwoods from Australia and the Pacific region, each timber would be worked differently to accentuate its grain, colour or density. Customers were supplied with wax and instructions about how to care for their piece.

This cocktail cabinet consists of two cupboards that sit on a wooden stand. The uppermost cupboard opens to reveal a compartment with a mirror at the back and two small shelves on either side. The bottom of this cupboard and the slide immediately below it are also lined in a red material covered with glass