This bureau-cabinet with marble-like veneer enriched with brass ribbon-fillets in the French manner relates to one bearing the label of G. Coxed and T. Woster, cabinet-makers at 'The White Swan' in St. Paul's Churchyard (R. Edwards and P. Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, rev. ed., 1954, vol. I, p. 138, figs. 33 and 34 and R. Edwards and M. Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, London, rev. ed., 1946, fig. 212). The arch-sided cartouche of its writing-fall features on a related bureau-cabinet as well as on a bureau without a cabinet. The former was sold by order of the Executors of the late the Hon. Mrs. Ionides, Buxted Park, Sussex, Sotheby's London, 1 November 1963, lot 171 and again anonymously, in these Rooms, 24 April 1980, lot 144. The latter was sold anonymously in these Rooms, 6 June 1996, lot 54.
A pair of George II eagle console tables formerly at Lake House, Wiltshire featured in M. Harris, A Catalogue of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art, vol. II, n. d., p. 187 and was sold from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Tree, Sotheby's New York, 8-9 October, 1976, lot 306. The pair was sold again anonymously, Christie's New York, 27 January 1990, lot 112.