Mahogany, leather, brass
72.5 cm (Height); 187.5 cm (Diameter)
Place of origin
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Wimpole, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
A mahogany and crossbanded drum table, English, mid-20th century, in 18th century style. The top inset with a gilt-tooled brown leather skiver above a frieze fitted with eight alternating false and true crossbanded drawers, raised on four supports, a concave-sided platform and four rectangular-section outswept legs terminating in brass paw-cast caps and castors.
Listed in the 1965 Wimpole Inventory in the Large Library (p. 47) and visible in a photograph of the Library published in Country Life on 30th November 1967. Probably acquired by George Bambridge (1892 - 1943) and Elsie Bambridge (1896 - 1976), who purchased Wimpole in 1938. The hall and contents were bequeathed to the National Trust in 1976 by Elsie Bambridge.
Hussey, 1967: Christopher Hussey. “Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire.” Country Life 30 Nov. 1967: pp.1400-4., 1403, Figure 11