The cabinet has a dentilled cornice and glazing bars that are Roman-mosiaced in medallion-cornered tablets; while its Doric-pillared secretaire has truss-scrolled feet that relate to patterns in Thomas Chippendale's, Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754. Its feet are further enriched with flowered-trellis fretting, and its cornice by a Chinese-railed fret. The form of this pillared secretaire relates in particular to that of a desk in the Victoria & Albert Museum that bears the date 1751 and ink signature of the Lancaster cabinet-maker David Wright (D. Fitz-Gerald, Georgian Furniture, London, 1969, no. 47). The handle pattern was published in T. R. Crom An Eighteenth Century English Brass Hardware Catalogue, Florida, 1994, p. 34, no. 239.