These candle-branched mirrors are conceived in the French picturesque manner popularised by 'Girandole' patterns issued in Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754, pl. CXI, and the carver Thomas Johnson's Twelve Girandoles, 1755. Johnson also issued a pattern for a related acanthus-pedimented girandole in his Collection of Designs, 1758, pl. 51. This in turn relates to girandoles introduced at this period to Corsham Court, Wiltshire (O. Brackett, Thomas Chippendale, London, 1925, pl. XLII).