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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.


  • 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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