A George I featherbanded yew, burr-yew and ivory games table, early 18th century and later
the two short drawers and candle slides, with later gadrooning to frieze on later carved mahogany cabriole legs terminating on scaly claw and ball feet
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70cm. high, 54.5cm. wide, 54.5cm. deep; 2ft. 3 1/2 in., 1ft. 9 1/2 in., 1ft. 9 1/2 in.
By repute Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth (1649–1734), thence to her niece Lady Charlotte Herbert (1676-1733) who married John, 2nd Baron Jeffreys of Wem (1673-1703) and latterly Thomas Windsor, 1st Viscount Windsor of Blackcastle (1669-1738);
to Lady Herbert's daughter Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, later Countess of Pomfret (1698–1761), who married Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl of Pomfret, 2nd Baron Leominster (1698–8-1753);
to their daughter Lady Charlotte Fermor (1725–1813), who married the Hon. William Finch (1691–1766);
to their daughter Mrs. Matilde Finch, who according to the accompanying note, gifted the table to General Thomas William Fermor, 4th Earl of Pomfret FRS (1770–1833);
thence by descent.
H. Avary Tipping, 'Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, The Seat of Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, Bt. - II', Country Life, 14 November 1908, p. 669 (illustrated in the Large Drawing Room);
Phillips & MacConnal, Inventory of Contents of Easton Neston House, Northamptonshire, 1919, listed in the Drawing Room as a 'Walnut chees board and chess-men inlaid with ivory, presented to Charles II';
Anon. compiler, An Inventory of the Mansion and Contents Easton Neston House, Towcester, 1923, item 29, listed in the Drawing Room as a 'Charles II chest [sic] table and pieces on cabriolet legs formerly property of Louise DeQuerouille';
Anon. compiler, Easton Neston House, Towcester, Inventory and Valuation of Contents, 1927, item 33, listed in the Drawing Room as a 'Charles II chest [sic] table and pieces on cabriolet legs formerly property of Louise DeQuerouille';
H. Avary Tipping, 'Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, The Seat of Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, Bt. - II', Country Life, 27 August 1927, p. 298 (illustrated in the Saloon);
J. Kenworthy-Browne, 'Easton Neston, Northamptonshire: 2', The Connoisseur, September-December, 1964, p. 146 & 148, figs. 6 & 12 (illustrated in the Small Sitting Room, then called the Pink Drawing Room).