This library centre table is from the collection of Samuel Courtauld (d. 1947), founder of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, at Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire, built in 1770. Gatcombe Park, now the private country residence of Anne, Princess Royal, was sold in 1939 to the Rt. Hon. Viscount Lee of Fareham, P.C. who re-sold the estate to his friend, Samuel Courtauld, in the same year; Samuel Courtauld owned the property between 1939 and 1947.