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Major-General Sir George Burns, North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire; Christie's house sale, 24-26 September 1979, lot 92.
Having a succession of owners dating back to Sir Ralph Coningsby, Sheriff of Hertfordshire, in 1590, North Mymms was purchased by Mr. Walter Hayes Burns, brother-in-law of J. Pierpont Morgan in 1893. In the 1890's considerable internal modifications and enlargements were carried out by the fashionable London architect Sir Ernest George to accommodate Mr. and Mrs. Burns' growing collection of works of art, furniture and pictures, many of which were gifts from J. Pierpont Morgan's personal collections.
A. Oswald, 'North Mymms Park - I', Country Life, 13 January 1934, fig. 8 (probably that illustrated in situ in the Entrance Hall).