Thomas Sheraton (Stockton-on-Tees 1751 – 1806)
1780 - 1829
Rosewood, bird's eye maple, mahogany, pine, brass
72.5 cm (Height); 123.5 cm (Diameter)
Place of origin
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Chartwell, Kent (Accredited Museum)
A rosewood, bird's eye maple and brass pedestal centre or breakfast table, English, late 18th/early 19th century, the octagonal table top with stringing and rosewood and bird's eye maple banding to the outer edges, the frieze inlaid with pierced brass and boxwwod stringing, the top on octagonal column, supported by a quardripartite base of downswept legs terminating in lion paw brass caps, the column and legs inlaid with boxwood stringing.
Chartwell was purchased by Winston Churchill in 1922 and for the next 40 years it was the family home. Presented to the National Trust in 1946, Winston and Clementine Churchill continued to live there until 1965 when it was relinquished to the management of the National Trust. Much of the contents of Chartwell were accepted by the Treasury in payment of death duty and retained in the house. Lady Churchill also gifted many pieces and others are on loan from the Churchill family.
Makers and roles
Thomas Sheraton (Stockton-on-Tees 1751 – 1806), cabinet maker and furniture designer