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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 78

    A WILLIAM AND MARY OYSTER-VENEERED COCUS WOOD AND WALNUT MIRROR

    CIRCA 1690

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM AND MARY OYSTER-VENEERED COCUS WOOD AND WALNUT MIRROR
    CIRCA 1690
    The bevelled plate in a cushioned frame, with a paper label to the reverse 'Norfolk House, St. James's Square, London, S.W.1, The Property of His Grace The Duke of Norfolk, K.G.', and another partial label, originally with a cresting, the plate apparently original
    31 x 27½ in. (79 x 70 cm.)


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    Norfolk House, at 31 St James's Square, London, was built in 1722 for the Duke of Norfolk. It was a royal residence, when Frederick, Prince of Wales, father of George III, lived there 1737-1741. George III was born in the house, which was offered to the royal couple by the 9th Duke of Norfolk. The house remained in the ownership of the Dukes of Norfolk until 1938 when it was pulled down.

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    Provenance

    The Dukes of Norfolk, Norfolk House, St James's Square, sold Christie's house sale, 8 February 1938, lot 320.