This serpentine commode shares many similarities with the restrained category of furnishings found at Dumfries House, Ayrshire. Dumfries contains well-documented Chippendale furnishings of the first rank, as well as undocumented pieces that may have also emanated from the same workshops, but may have been supplied at a later date and whose invoices cannot now be traced. Features shared with this piece and those at Dumfries House include the distinctive plain swan-neck handles, laminated blocks behind the feet and the appearance of a red wash on the back and underside (see Dumfries House: A Chippendale Commission, vol. I, Christie's, London, 12 July 2007, lot 106 and R. Bird, 'Who was the Dumfries House Cabinet-Maker?', vol. II introduction).