This cabinet, with its Egyptian lioness-head medallions, is conceived as a 'pier-commode-table' and, with its columnar legs and spiral-twist feet in the French 'antique' manner, it relates to two patterns of commode executed by Adam Weisweiler in the 1780s and aquired for Carlton House, London, by George, Prince of Wales, later George IV (see: London, the Queen's Gallery, 'Carlton House', Exhibition Catalogue, 1991, pp. 23, 77 and 103). Thomas Sheraton's drawing of one of these, dated 1793, featured in the Appendix to his Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1802, pl. 24, while this cabinet's rounded angles and trellis-panelled doors appear in a 'Cabinet' pattern published in his Cabinet Dictionary, 1803, pl. 31.