77

Details & Cataloguing

Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection

|
New York

An Irish George II style mahogany centre table, 19th century
the underside bearing a label JOLLY AND SON LTD. BATH and a label ARMY AND NAVY STORES /WAREHOUSING DEPT./LADY SHERFIELD 25 8 76
height 29 1/2 in., width 32 in., depth 21 1/2 in.
75 cm, 81 cm, 54.5 cm
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

Alice Brooks, Lady Sherfield (1908-1985)
Christie's London, June 5, 1997, lot 210

Catalogue Note

Alice Brooks, née Davis, was the daughter of Dwight F. Davis, the champion tennis player who founded the Davis Cup, and also served as U.S. Secretary of War in the 1920s.  In 1936 she married the distinguished English diplomat Roger Mellon Makins, later 1st Baron Sherfield, who served as British Ambassador to the U.S. from 1953-56.

Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection

|
New York