9 March 2000
A GEORGE III MAHOGONY CLOTHES-PRESS
The rectangular dentilled cornice above a pair of panelled doors with four simulated short drawers, enclosing a hanging-rail and four pegs, above a simulated long drawer, on bracket feet
80½ in. (204.5 cm.) high; 53 in. (34.5 cm.) wide; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) deep
Probably supplied to either Sir George Stickland, 5th Bt. (1729-1808) for Boynton Hall, Yorkshire or Nathaniel Cholmley, Esq. (d. 1791) for Howsham, Yorkshire and by descent to Sir George Strickland, 7th Bt. (1782-1874) of Boynton Hall. By descent to his son
Sir Charles Strickland, 8th Bt. of Boynton (1819-1909) and by descent to his daughter
Esther Ann, wife of Colonel the Hon. Tatton Willoughby (d. 1947), and subsequently through her sister-in-law (and his niece)
The Hon. Mrs. I.M.H. Strickland (d. 1965), to her daughter
Miss Lucy Strickland. The contents of Howsham Hall were sold in 1948.
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