1780 - 1799
73 x 84.5 x 40.5 cm
Place of origin
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Chartwell, Kent (Accredited Museum)
A mahogany serpentine-front card table, English, late 18th century, the fold-over top enclosing a surface lined with blue baize, the frieze with moulding to the upper and lower edges, the frieze with chamfered front corners, the chamfer extending down the front legs and spade feet, with square-section tapering rear legs with spade feet, one rear leg with swing-action to support the fold-over top.
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.