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Literature: Thomas Chippendale, ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director’, 1754, Pl. XX. Luke Vincent Lockwood, ‘Furniture in America’, New York, 1926 Vol. II, p. 108, fig. 581. Yvonne Hackenbroch, ‘English Furniture With Some Furniture of Other Countries in The Irwin Untermyer Collection’, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958, Pl. 104, fig. 131, ad Pl. 105, fig. 132, 1990, p. 64, no. 45. ‘The Grimsthorpe Chairs’, Pls. 116, 117, figs. 143, 144. Anthony Coleridge, ‘Chippendale Furniture’, London, 1968, p. 192, no. 183. Helena Hayward and Pat Kirkham, ‘William and John Linnell’, London, 1980. F. Lewis Hinkley, ‘Metropolitan Furniture of the Georgian Years’, 1988, p. 92, pl. 58, ill. 112 (Duveen Brothers). Edward Lennox-Boyd, Ed. ‘Masterpieces of English Furniture - The Gerstenfeld Collection’, London, 1998. p.56, fig 41. C. A. Bayly, ‘The Raj - India and the British 1600-1947’, The National Portrait Gallery, 1990, p. 64, no. 45.

Exhibitions: ‘The Sixth International Exhibition’ presented by C. I. N. O. A, The Grand Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 19th, 1974 - January 5th, 1975, catalogue number 203, p. 208, exhibited by Devenish and Company, New York.


  • Provenance

    Formerly one of a pair, the other from the Collection of Irwin Untermyer, now in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Almost certainly commissioned by Fitzwilliam Barrington, d. 1792, of Barrington Hall Hatfield Oak, Essex, who succeeded his brother Sir John Barrington, M. P., the 7th Baronet as the 8th Baronet in 1776. He married, as his second wife, Jane Hall, daughter of Mathew Hall of Horsham, Sussex at Westminster Abbey, London, February 1749-50; With Duveen Brothers, New York; Richard A. Canfield, New York City; Marsden J. Perry, New York; Sold American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Inc., New York, 'Important English Furniture, Property of the Estate of the Late Marsden J. Perry', April 3.4. 1936, lot 267, the pair possibly William Randolph Hearst.


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