workshop of Rattee & Kett (1855 - 1926)
Carrara marble, parcel-gilding, painted pine
Place of origin
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Wimpole, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
A set of four pieces of painted pine, parcel-gilt and marble-topped dining room furniture, English, circa 1860, designed and made by Rattee & Kett (1855 - 1926) of Cambridge. The set comprising a pedestal sideboard, two serving tables and a side table.
The set probably commissioned by Charles Philip Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke (1799 - 1873), circa 1860, where it remained (with the exception of NT 206587.3) until the house was bequeathed to the National Trust by Elsie Kipling, Mrs George Bambridge (1896 - 1976) in 1976. The sideboard (NT 206587.3) was removed from the house sometime after 1938 and purchased at auction, and returned to the house, in 1999.
Makers and roles
workshop of Rattee & Kett (1855 - 1926), carver
Adshead 2007: David Adshead, Wimpole Architectural drawings and topographical views, The National Trust, 2007, pp. 128 - 131 Adshead, 2007: 'A Table Overturned', in ABC Bulletin II (January, 2007), 6 Hussey, 1927: Christopher Hussey. “Wimpole Hall II, Cambridgeshire: the seat of the Hon. Gerald Agar-Robartes.” Country Life 28 May 1927: pp.844-51. Hussey, 1967: Christopher Hussey. “Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire - II” Country Life 7 December 1967, 1466 - 1471