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Almost certainly acquired by the duchesse de Dino around 1825 for the château de Rochecotte.
Thence by descent at Rochecotte to Count Stanislas de Castellane, heir of the duchesse de Dino.
Acquired by Emilio Terry, his brother-in-law, with the château de Rochecotte in 1934.
Sold at Sotheby's, Monaco, 13 February 1983, lot 477.
Sold at Christie's, London, 12 December 2002, lot 88, when acquired by the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
G. Wannenes, Mobili di Francia, Milan, 1987, p.70.