The bureau-cabinet, with a sloping flap between a cupboard and a chest-of-drawers, which developed in England around 1700, is just one of several English furniture types which were emulated by Dutch cabinet-makers in the first half of the 18th century. Furniture-makers in Holland even described their products as 'English' in advertisement and sale notices; the bureau-cabinet was generally called a 'Comptoir Cabinet' or a 'Engels Cantoor Cabinet'. (R.J. Baarsen, Nederlandse Meubelen, Zwolle, 1993, p.86). This type of furniture probably remained fashionable considerably longer in Holland than in England, where the slanting flap of bureau-cabinets was gradually superseded by a hinged fall-front or a fitted secretaire drawer after the middle of the 18th century. This example was probably made in the 1770s and relates to an organ, which was executed by Johannes Stephanus Stumpher in Amsterdam in 1773. (R.J. Baarsen, De Amsterdamse meubelloterijen, Zwolle, 1992, p.56).