Recorded in the inventory of 19th August 1918, p. 107, in the Grand Saloon Corridor Gallery, Halton, Buckinghamshire. It would therefore appaear that this salon suite was originally part of a much larger set comprising twelve armchairs
Probably thence by descent to his illegitimate daughter by Marie, wife of Frederick Charles Wombell Bt., Almina Victoria Marie Alexandra the Countess of Carnarvon, who married George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, the celebrated excavator of Tutankhamen's tomb
Sir Thomas Ferreor-Hesketh, 8th Bt., later 1st Baron Heskath (1881-1944), Easton Neston, Northamptonshire
Easton Neston House Sale, Sotheby's, 17-19th May 2005, lots 78-81
Sotheby's, London, 1st October 2008, lots 210 and 211 (sold 35 000$ and 101 000$)
Jean Nicolay, L'Art et la Manière des Maîtres Ebenistes français au XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1976
Maria Goutinho, 18th Century Furniture, Lisbon, 1999, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, p. 283
An unstamped carved giltwood armchair by Jacob, from the private appartments of Marie-Antoinette at Fontainebleau, now in the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection, has a similar entwined bow on the top-rail as on the present canapés.
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