92 x 40.5 cm
Place of origin
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Wightwick Manor, West Midlands (Accredited Museum)
An oak towel airer/ rack, British, circa 1900, formed of two hinged sections, each section formed of two uprights joined together by three rods.
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 towel airer was transferred to the National Trust on the death of Sir Geoffrey in 1962.