English inspired, tall and narrow desk and bookcases with straight bracket feet were popular in Boston in the second quarter of the 18th century. Mirrored, or "glazed" doors were an extremely expensive alternative to paneled doors, sometimes doubling the price overall. A glazed door desk with very similar high-arched bonnet top, arched doors, and simple bracket feet is illustrated in Sack, American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection (Vol. 2), p. 383. Another related desk and bookcase signed by the cabinetmaker Job Coit, Sr., and dated 1738, shares the narrow stance, glazed doors, bracket feet and broken-arch pediment of this example (see Richards and Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur (Winterthur, 1997), cat. no. 205.