The chosen timbers, refined construction and quality of carving indicates that a top London cabinet-maker was responsible for this piece. Certain features appear in Thomas Chippendale's oeuvre such as the use of diagonal veneers (see: the Nostell Priory commodes illustrated in C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, New York, 1978, vol. II, pp. 124-125), and the frieze pattern which is mirrored in a manuscript design for an armchair inscribed 'Chipindale' and probably executed by Thomas Chippendale Jr. in circa 1778 (op. cit., p. 115, fig. 202).