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This side table was almost certainly supplied to Clive of India, the 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (d.1774), for Walcot Hall, Shropshire. Originally part of a pair, they passed by descent at Walcot to the 4th Earl of Powis, by whom they were sold in Harrods house sale, 22-26 July 1929, lot 698:
'A pair of rare old Queen Anne side tables; of yew wood with grooved rims and shaped legs, with club feet, the knees are carved with escallop shells in relief, in excellent preservation. (5ft 3 by 3ft 1)'.
The pair were subsequently with Frank Partridge, New York, and were sold from the collection of Mrs Ogden Reid, Parke Bernet New York, 22-24 March 1951, lot 547. Although the catalogue of that sale makes no mention of Walcot, it does specifically mention that the tables belonged to Clive of India.