1770 - 1829
Mahogany veneered on pine, brass
71.5 cm (Height); 104 cm (Diameter)
Place of origin
Sunnycroft, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
A line-inlaid mahogany drum table, British, late 18th/early 19th century, the circular top with moulded rim to top and bottom, with four ebonized line-inlaid frieze drawers divided by four ebonized line-inlaid frieze panels, with two drawers of long depth and two shorter, the shorter drawers each with two turned ebonized handles with bone/ivory cabochons (replaced), the long drawers each with two turned knob handles (replaced), one short and long drawer each with one handle absent, the drawers are mahogany lined and with quarter filets, on turned column below a stained pine square supporting frame centred by a steel pole, some possible alterations or associations), with four outsplayed legs terminating in foliate cast brass caps and castors.
Sunnycroft was built in 1880 for J.G. Wackrill, founder of the Shropshire Brewery. It was bought in the early 1890s by Mary Jane Slaney who proceeded to extend the house and lay out the grounds to create the estate that is there today. After Mary Slaney died in 1912 the property was bought by her brother-in-law John Vernon Thomas Lander. Three generations of the Lander family lived at Sunnycroft. J.V.T. Lander's granddaughter Joan bequeathed the estate to the National Trust in 1997. An auction was held in 1943 after the death of J.V.T. Lander, many items were purchased at this auction by J.V.T. Lander's son Thomas Offley Lander and retained at Sunnycroft. This drum table was included as lot 531 in the Barber & Son, F.A.I. auction, '1943, Sunnycroft, Wellington..Shropshire, Catalogue of Fine Appointments and Antique Pieces being the Contents of the Residence for sale by auction on the premises, on Wednesday, March 31st and Thursday, April 1st...'.