Mechanical wooden figure of a drummer wearing a bearskin, white trousers, red jacket, sword on left hip, and playing a drum. Head & bearskin plaster of paris. On a square wooden base with turning handle (not working). All on a slate tile. String inside to operate drum. In notebook no.5, page 40 (1340945.5) Charles Wade refers to: 'Nursery no.82 Drummer Boy in red Coat with white facings. White breeches. Crank to move arms.' Includes sketch with dimensions.
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 5 Second Floor, 1944, Page 40