1850 - 1899
54 cm (Height)
Place of origin
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Wightwick Manor, West Midlands (Accredited Museum)
A carved and ebonized stool, possibly Indian, second half 19th century, with shaped seat on central pedestal carved as cobras, the shaped base carved with more cobras and various small creatures.
In 1937 Sir Geoffrey Mander and his wife Rosalie gifted Wightwick Manor, its contents and gardens to the National Trust. Sir Geoffrey and his family continued to occupy and manage Wightwick adding to the collection in collaboration with the National Trust. Sir Geoffrey died in 1962 but Lady Mander continued to live at Wightwick until her death in 1988. This stool was transferred to the National Trust on the death of Sir Geoffrey in 1962.