This sophisticated cabinet is conceived in the 'antique' Parisian manner made fashionable by George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV, and the furnishing of his London mansion Carlton House. The furnishing of Carlton House was overseen by court architect Henry Holland (d. 1806) in association with marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre (d. 1796). This cabinet bears a striking resemblance to a Louis XVI table with Chinese overtones that was supplied for the Chinese drawing room at Carlton House by the French ébéniste Adam Weisweiler (see Carlton House: The Past Glories of George IV's Palace, London, 1991, no. 53, pp. 103-104). Both Weisweiller and Jacob were influential on Holland's designs. The Royal table, shown in situ at Carlton House, was published by Thomas Sheraton in his The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793, p. 31 (reproduced op. cit., p. 23, fig. 7).