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Literature: Illustrated:
Frank Davis, ‘A Picture History of Furniture,’ London, 1958, illus. 217.
One shown in Mallett & Son trade advertisement, ‘Connoisseur,’ 1958.
Geoffrey Wills, ‘English Furniture 1550-1760,’ London, 1971, p. 135, fig 105.
Christopher Gilbert, ‘Marked London Furniture,’ Leeds, 1996, p. 86, illus. 68.


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  • Provenance

    Possibly commissioned by Sir Jacob de Bouverie, 1st Viscount Folkestone (1694-1761), and by descent to his son John, 1st Earl of Radnor, at Longford Castle, Wiltshire, or Coleshill, Berkshire;
    One in the collection of Hon. Mrs. Edward Pleydell Bouverie, d. 1951, until sold by her trustees at Christie’s, London, 1957, lot 288; and acquired by;
    Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd., London, by whom sold to;
    Private collection, England;
    The other bureau bookcase passing to a private collection in Spain until being sold, allowing the pair to be reunited.


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