1800 - 1899
Japanning, gilt, oak, mahogany
76.5 cm (Height); 104.5 cm (Diameter)
Place of origin
EnglandOrder this image
Chartwell, Kent (Accredited Museum)
On show at
A gilt and black japanned centre table, English, 19th century, the circular top decorated with a chinoiserie scene of two ladies and a gentleman on a terrace with a river landscape to the rear and a foliate border, a hanging multi-arched frieze attached to the underside edge of the table, the top with a modern protective glass cover, the underside of the table top painted to resemble an exotic hardwood, the top supported on a central turned column decorated with gilt flowers and leaves, on a turned base decorated with gilt leaves and temple dogs, on a tripartite platform with projecting scrolling forms between each of the three extensions, each extension supports a slender turned pillar with carved foliate and gilt decoration, the tripartite platform supported by oval feet with gilt-scroll decoration, each foot with a ceramic castor.
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.