The design of these elegant girandoles, with their finely carved laurel branches and distinctive shelf reflect the more delicate neo-classicism popular in the late 1770s as seen in a design for girandoles from George Hepplewhite’s (1727-1786) The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterers Guide (1778) plate 115 as well as a drawing by the architect James Wyatt (1746-1813) for a girandole for Heveningham Hall, Suffolk (J.M. Robinson, James Wyatt Architect to George III, New Haven, 2012, p.165, figs. 167-168). Closely related examples include a single girandole with Mallett, London, illustrated in C. Musgrave, Adam Hepplewhite and Other Neo Classical Furniture, London, 1966, p.212, fig. 162, a single girandole sold anonymously at Christie’s, London, 6 October 1985, lot 76 and a pair sold anonymously at Christie’s, London, 12 October 1985, lot 97.