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Probably supplied to Sir Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds (1631-1712), Kiveton Park, Yorkshire [see note 1]. Probably by 1811, with Francis Godolphin Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds, Hornby Castle, Yorkshire [see note 2]; by descent to George Godolphin Osborne, 10th Duke of Leeds (1862-1927); June 10, 1920, probably sold by George Godolphin Osborne at Christie's, London, lot 114, as a set of eight, and bought by Moss Harris, London. Private Collection, UK; January 29, 1960, sold by Private Collection ("Property of a Gentleman") at Sotheby's, London, lot 118, and bought by Baron Philippe de Rothschild [see note 3]; 1965, set of six sold by Baron Philippe de Rothschild to Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd, London; 1965, set of six sold by Mallett & Son to Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Colburn, Chicago, IL; 2001, gift of Mrs. I.W. Colburn. (Accession date: January 23, 2002) NOTES: [1] A 1727 Kiventon inventory lists 14 chairs and 2 stools that may possibly refer to these chairs. [2] The 5th Duke of Leeds, Francis Godolphin Osborn, married the heiress of Hornby Castle, Lady Amelia D'Arcy in 1773. The chairs may possibly have been moved from Kiveton Park to Hornby Castle after the date their marriage, or, following the demolition of Kiveton Park in 1811. A 1838 Hornby inventory lists 8 chairs, 1 settee and 2 stools that may refer to these chairs. [3] The Baron Phillipe de Rothschild acquired the chairs for the Museé Mouton Pauillac, Gerard, France. He gave 2 of the chairs to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Gift of Mrs. I.W. Colburn

English, about 1700


H. 134.6 cm (53 in.); D. 67.3 cm (26.5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Beech, painted and gilded, modern upholstery