Khadambi Asalache (Kaimosa, Kenya 1935 - London 2006)
An Edwardian pine and mahogany piano stool, heavily adapted by Khadambi Asalache. The hinged mahogany rectangular seat lid, upholstered in William Morris “Poppy” design upholstery. Flanked by two baluster turned handles to each end. Over stripped front with a boxwood strung panel, upon square tapering legs, terminating in spade feet. With interlaced fretwork circle frieze applied to the front and sides, and scrolling organic form fretwork applied to the front. In addition the front panel is pierced with stylised flowerhead fretwork.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Khadambi Asalache upon his death in 2006; acquired fully in November 2010.
Makers and roles
Khadambi Asalache (Kaimosa, Kenya 1935 - London 2006), adaptor