The pattern of intersecting circles that covers the surfaces is closely comparable to a similar cabinet in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Amin Jaffer, Luxury Goods from India, London, 2002, no. 22, pp. 58-9, inv.777-1865). It is a commonly reproduced motif and can also be found on a small cabinet in Lisbon (Jorge Flores da Nuno Vassallo e Silva (eds.), Goa and the Great Mughal (exhibition catalogue), Lisbon, 2004, p.111, cat.117). Jaffer writes of the pattern that it is also found on articles commissioned by the Portuguese in other parts of Asia - for instance on the namban lacquer of Japan (Jaffer, op. cit., p. 58). A closely related cabinet sold at Sotheby's London, 6 April 2011, lot 364, another sold at Christie's, London, 10 June 2015, lot 19.