second half 19th century
Property from the Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Sold Christie's, New York, May 21, 1987, lot 339
The paper labels with inked inscriptions refer to banking and legal subjects. Child and Company is one of the oldest financial companies in the UK. The partnership of Francis Child and Robert Blanchard, its roots in a goldsmith business, was started in 1664 and the firm was named 'jeweller in ordinary' to William III in the late 17th century. The firm's name was changed to Child and Company after the death of Blanchard and remained in family hands until its sale in 1923 when sold by the 8th Earl of Jersey to Glyn, Mills & Co. It is now a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Osterley Park, located on the outskirts of London, was bought in 1761 by Sir Francis Child who hired the architect Robert Adam to remodel the existing house. It was given to the National Trust in 1949 and is open to the public.
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