Supplied to Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1837) for Longleat, Wiltshire and by descent at Longleat.
Longleat; Christie's, London, 13 June 2002, lot 361.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTOR
Visible in Mary, Lady Carteret's watercolour of 1836-1837 of the Library at Longleat.
1837 Inventory, p. 47, No. 65 Ante Library or Breakfast Room, 'Oak Lounge with cushions & coverings/Twelve carved Chairs caned Seats & Cushions', p. 49, No. 66 Library, 'Two Easy Chairs in Oak Frames and Green Leather coverings/.../Ten caned Chairs with cane/Seats and Green Leather Cushions/Six Elbow carved Chairs with Cane seats/and Green Leather Cushions'.
1852 Inventory, p. 43, No. 65 Ante Library or Breakfast Room, 'Oak lounge with cushions', p. 44, No. 66 Library, 'Twelve carved Chairs caned seats and cushions', p. 45 'Two Easy Chairs in Oak Frames and Green Leather coverings./Ten carved Chairs, Cane Seats & Green/Leather Cushions/Six Elbow carved Chairs, cane seats and Green Leather Cushions.'
1869 Inventory, Entrance Hall, 'Eighteen carved oak chairs with cane seats and green leather cushions', Great Library, 'Twelve easy chairs Six carved Oak Arm Chairs with cushions covered/en suite (green leather)', Small Library, 'Four carved oak chairs with green leather cushions', Second Floor Bedroom No 4, 'A carved Oak Sofa with pillow and bolster/covered with cloth', Second Floor Bedroom No. 1, 'A carved oak couch with bolster and pillow/covered with green cloth'.
1896 Inventory (2nd Marquess' Heirlooms), f 95 r Green Library 'Two
large unpolished carved oak open armchairs on reeded legs with cushion seats in green morocco leather', f 99 r Front Hall, 'Thirteen carved
unpolished oak frame chairs with cane seats and loose cushions in green morocco leather', f 103 r The late Marquess of Bath's Sitting Room, 'An unpolished carved oak frame easy chair with squab seat in green leather and on oak and brass book rest', f 111 r Chapel Corridor, 'Four large
carved unpolished oak open arm chairs with cushions in green morocco'. C. Latham, In English Homes, London, 1904, vol. I, p. 182-183 (two side chairs from the suite shown in situ in the Hall).
'Longleat, Warminster', Country Life, 2 May 1903, p. 569-570 (two side chairs from the suite in situ in the Hall).
H. Granville Fell (ed.), The Connoisseur Year Book, 1951, London, p. 40, figs. II and III (side chairs from the suite in situ in the Hall).
The Marchioness of Bath, Longleat from 1566 to the Present Time, Northampton, 2nd ed., 1951, p. 21 (side chairs from the suite in situ in the Hall).