Sir Winston Churchill's bedside table
1900 - 1949
87.5 x 76.4 x 38.4 cm
Place of origin
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Chartwell, Kent (Accredited Museum)
A mahogany three-tier étagère, English, first half 20th century, the rectangular top and middle tier with shaped corner brackets to all sides, the middle tier with raised rim to the front and sides, the lowest tier is a later addition formed from a paneled cupboard door supported on a block to each side, on four square-section legs. This étagère was used by Sir Winston as his bedside table.
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.