The pier-table has a flute and patterae-enriched frieze that recalls the Doric entablature of Andrea Palladio's Vincenza basilica, as illustrated in William Chambers's Treatise on Civil Architecture, London, 1759, pl. 6. It relates to that of a chimneypiece and china-cabinet/bookcase introduced in the late 1770s to Hollin Hall, Yorkshire by Richard Wood (d.1778). The bookcase was sold on behalf of the late Anthony Boynton Wood, Esq., in these Rooms, 4 June 1998, lot 153 (see also G. Worsley, 'Hollin Hall', Country Life, 14 July 1988, fig. 8).