1800 - 1899
Kingwood, tulipwood, rosewood, ormolu, glass, oak, damask
77.2 x 151.3 x 83.3 cm
Place of origin
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Wimpole, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
A tulipwood, rosewood and ormolu-mounted bureau plat, French or English, 19th century, in Louis XV style. With a later piece of protective glass on the damask-lined top. The edges serpentine, and with a moulded ormolu mount with foliate corners. The frieze fitted with three tulipwood and kingwood-crossbanded drawers, with foliate-cast escutcheons and mounts. Raised on four cabriole legs with foliate ormolu sabots.
Listed in the Inventory taken at Wimpole in 1965 in Mrs Bambridge's Bedroom (p. 8). Date of acquisition not recorded, but probably 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
Left-hand frieze interior: BARBER, DEALER IN ANTIQUES, WINDSOR