This model of torchère form part of a closely related group that were almost certainly the product of the same workshop. This model has been prized by some of the great collectors of English furniture. Examples featured in the collections of Percival Griffiths (R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, fig. 197), J. S. Sykes, Noel Terry and Samuel Messer, the latter was sold from The Samuel Messer Collection, in these Rooms, 5 December 1991, lot 67 (£11,000).
Another was sold on behalf of the Michael Winch Will Trust, Boughton Monchelsea Place, Kent, Christie's South Kensington, 21 January 1998, lot 29. A near pair was sold anonymously, Christie's New York, 22 April 1999, lot 42 ($55,200) and a single example was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 29 November 2001, lot 5 (£15,275).