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Possibly Sir Gregory Page, 2nd Bt. (1685-1775).
Colonel Way, D.S.O., J.P., Denham Place, Bucks; Messrs. Knight, Frank and Rutley house sale, 10 May 1920, lot 97, as part of the complete suite (including the present settee, four chairs and a pair of stools).
The late William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925), 1st Viscount Leverhulme; Anderson Galleries, New York, 9 February 1926, lot 137 (the complete suite to Frank Partridge and Sons Ltd., London ($12,500)
William Randolph Hearst; Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, part IV, 5-6 January 1939, lot 383 (the complete suite) $3,700.
H.R.H. The Duke of Kent (the settee only).
H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent; Christie, Manson & Woods, Derby House, London, 12-14 March 1947, lot 349 (the settee only), with the present needlework covers (to Mallett & Sons Ltd. 700gns).
The late R. F. Heathcote Amory, Esq.; Christie's, London, 22 July 1965, lot 63 (to R. L. Harrington Ltd. (700gns)).
Purchased from R. L. Harrington Ltd., circa 1965.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 6 April 2006, lot 423.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
'Denham Place, Uxbridge, the seat of Mrs Way', Country Life, 18 November 1905, p. 702 [showing the settee and a stool from the suite]. H. Shipp, 'Christie's 1945-1947 - II', Apollo, September 1947, p. 69.
D. Sutton, Christie's Since the War - 1945-1958, London, 1959, p. 87, fig. 18.
G. Beard & J. Goodison, English Furniture 1500-1840, Oxford, 1986, p. 64, fig. 1.
F. Lewis Hinckley, Masterpieces of Queen Anne and Georgian Furniture, New York, 1991, p. 62, pl. 28.