14 June 2006
Lady Mary Strachey's Wedding Present
AN ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY MODEL OF A PIANO
Realistically carved, the bookcase top with hinged doors, on cabriole legs, the sheet music book signed 'Galopp, Strauss'
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
Given on the occasion of the marriage of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon to Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon on 6 May 1960 by Lady Mary Strachey, 8 Pembroke Square, W.8., London.
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Lady Mary Palmer (b.1920) married the Hon. Anthony Strachey (d.1955) and subsequently Sir St John Gore, Esq. She was Lady in Waiting to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II from 1944 to 1947.
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