Cabinet on stand

National Trust Inventory Number 1331891

Category Furniture
Date Unknown
Materials Black lacquered box with gold inlay
Place of origin
Collection Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Snowshill Manor, South West, National Trust

Charles Paget Wade’s fascination with objects of craftsmanship started with this cabinet.

Summary description

Cabinet on stand, black lacquer with gold decoration. Fairly plain black stand with shaped stretchers, bun feet and fretwork brackets. Cabinet as Buddhist shrine and drawers. Belonged to Charles Paget Wade's Grandmother Spencer. Known as 'Grannie's Cabinet'. 'the cabinet was bought in 1850 by Augustine Bulwer, Charles Wade's Great grandfather. The exterior has a second decoration painted over the original. The left hand side was cleaned off by Charles Paget Wade's Grandfather. In the centre at the back are two long vertical inscriptions of felicity and prosperity' (M. Jessup).


CPW item 23 Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.

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