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Annette Carruthers & Mary Greenstead, Good Citizen's Furniture The Arts and Crafts Collections at Cheltenham, Cheltenham & London, 1994, fig. 52 & cat. 4 pp. 50 & 62 (shows a music cabinet designed by WAS Benson with decoration by Heywood Sumner, the doors of which show a similar scene executed in a comparable manner).