A pair of chenets of identical design was sold Christie's King Street, 5 July 2001, lot 88.
The Livre Journal of the marchand-mercier Lazare Duvaux lists the purchases of Mme la Marquise de la Ferrière on 23 August 1756, which included 'Un petit feu doré composé de figures Chinoises avec ses garniture de pelles et pincettes, 120L', which may refer to chenets of this model. A pair of virtually identical chenets was sold from the celebrated collection of Sydney J. Lamon, New York, in these Rooms, 29 November 1973, lot 63 (1900 gns.). A further pair, with identical bases but with slightly differing Chinese figures, was sold from the collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 5 May 1984, lot 145 ($ 11,000), and is discussed in F.J.B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection, New York, 1966, vol II, p. 373.