mid 17th century
"The stocks of walnut-wood richly inlaid with a design of birds and animals in engraved ivory and mother-of-pearl. From the Beardmore Collection. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Christie, Manson and Woods, through Duveen Brothers, London, England January 23, 1922 for $202.07; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., July 26, 1941 for $289."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 624, Articles 11 & 12, Album 1b, p. 41