Musical instruments, devices and recordings
circa 1700 - circa 1800
Copper, Skin, Wood, Steel
260 mm (Height); 560 mm (Diameter)Order this image
Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Copper timpani or kettledrum (one of a pair of Cavalry Timpani), 18th century. Six tensioning screws with wing nuts (one missing) . Two opposing handles for a strap. Four pairs of holes around base (for feet?) and a central hole.
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.