From the estate of Louisa Heathcote, Friday Hill House, Chingford, Essex, a descendant of Sir Gilbert Heathcote. Sir Gilbert was a major patron of Chippendale and commissioned him to supply furniture for his residence at Normanton Hall, Rutland, and his town houses in Fulham and Grosvenor Square. Chippendale's companhy also finished and directed the funeral of Sir Gilbert's mother in 1772. These chairs were probably supplied to Connington Castle, Huntington for Sir Gilbert's brother John Heathcote, and thence by descent.
Country Life 12.6.97, Page 126-128.