Saturday, November 23, 2013

Does a 17c mirror link Aldbury with Royalty?

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In the first half or the 20th century the Victoria & Albert Museum was given a magnificent late 17th century mirror that carried the (later) arms of the Duncombe family, and which had been in Stocks, Aldbury, for many years. Stephanie is trying to establish its provenance and asked if I could identify any member of the Duncombe family who was rich enough to afford such a piece. This is just the kind of mystery I enjoy - and I have found a possible route which could link the mirror with King James II or Queen Anne. [Read about it]

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