The girandoles' pattern follows those published by the carver and designer Thomas Johnson (1714-c.1778). In particular their design relates to a pattern published in his Collection of Designs, 1758, plate 41. They also relate to designs for girandoles published by the St. Martin's Lane cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779), who featured a pattern for a related girandole as plate CLXXVII [=177] in his Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd. ed. 1763.