The commodes, with hollowed corners displaying palm-flowered Pompeian colonnettes, relate to a 'Drawing Room Commode' pattern executed in the French antique or 'classic' fashion and illustrated, alongside antique candelabri in the King of Naples' collection, in G. Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808 (pls. 117 and 112). While the colonnette pattern derives from a bronze candelabrum invented around 1800 by Thomas Hope (d.1842) and illustrated in his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. XXII, no. 4). Similar colonnettes feature on a pair of rosewood bookcases supplied in 1831 for the 1st Duke of Wellington's Apsley House, London (M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture, London, rev. ed., 1965, fig. 191).