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Supplied to Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness (d.1778), Hornby Castle, Yorkshire.
Thence by descent with the Dukes of Leeds at Hornby Castle until sold Christie's London, 9 July 1992, lot 92.
P. Macquoid, 'Hornby Castle Furniture', Country Life Supplement, 27 September 1913, illustrated.
P. Macquoid & R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. edn., London, 1954, vol. 1, p. 289, fig. 199.
R. Edwards, The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1964, p. 152, fig. 137
G. Worsley, 'Hornby Castle', Country Life, 29 June 1989, pp. 189 -194, and fig. 7, (illustrated in situ in the Great Hall in 1906). G. Worsley, England's Lost Houses, London, 2002, p.59 (illustrated in situ in the Great Hall in 1906).