Mahogany, gilt brass, leather, paper, oak
134.7 x 59.6 x 31.7 cm
Place of origin
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Wimpole, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
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A gilt brass-mounted mahogany cabinet, French, circa 1900. The top with three-quarter gallery above a concave frieze. The upper part of the cabinet with panelled sides and three registers of two short gilt-tooled leather-fronted drawers, all with gilt mouldings. Above a long drawer with a rose and foliate-cast gilt brass mount. The base with a pair of cupboard doors. Raised on four turned and tapering legs with gilt brass caps.
Reputedly purchased by Toby Hill of Kelso during refurbishments at Wimpole Hall in the mid-20th century;acquired by George Bambridge (1892 - 1943) and Elsie Bambridge (1896 - 1976), who purchased a largely empty Wimpole in 1938. The hall and contents were bequeathed to the National Trust in 1976 by Elsie Bambridge.
Marks and inscriptions
Underside of top drawer: Princess Greb[?] Address: SCHAROVSKOY