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A similar set of weighing scales was sold from Nostell Priory, Wakefield, Yorkshire, Christie's house sale, 30 April 1990, lot 254.
Another similar set of weighing scales by John Merlin, dated 1786, is illustrated in C. Gilbert 'Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, 1996, p. 327, figs 624-5.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
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