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Almost certainly supplied to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford (d.1741) for Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, and by descent with the house until it was sold in 1894 to
Thomas, 2nd Baron Robartes and 6th Viscount Clifden (d.1930) and his son the 2nd Viscount (d.1966), by either of whom removed to Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Acquired by Colonel Norman Colville, M.C.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN,
FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF COLONEL NORMAN COLVILLE M.C. (1893-1974) (LOTS 60-92 AND 201-202)
'An inventory of Furniture Fixtures and effects the Property of the late Earl of Hardwicke deceased of Wimpole Hall, Cambridge, taken January 1835, Banting and Son, 22 Pall Mall:
8 High back Walnut tree Chairs inlaid Buhl Stuff'd
backed Seats Cover'd Crimson Silk Damask &
finished brass nails
Country Life, 'Furniture at Wimpole Hall', 28 November 1931, p. 590, fig. 3.