Inscribed 'Cette table a ete Commandee et Dessinee par Mr Chambers Premier Architect de sa Majestie Britannique et executee par son tres humble serviteur Georg Haupt, Suedois, London le 4 de Fevrier 1769'.

In his lifetime many magnificent pieces of furniture were presented by the late Brigadier W,E. Clark CMG, DSO, to the Victoria and Albert Museum through the Art Fund. After his death, a trust was set up in 1976 so that his estate could be used by the V&A to add to its collection of English seventeenth. and eighteenth-century furniture and cIocks. Again, Brigadier Clark wished this bequest to be through the Art Fund, though the fund is administered by the V&A.

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