The design is based on an 18th century prototype attributed to one of London's foremost cabinet-makers such as William Hallett or William Vile. One example from the group was formerly in the collection of Anthony de Rothschild and is illustrated in P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, eds., The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1927, vol.III, p. 240, fig. 24. Two others were owned by the collector H.J. Joel, Esq. One from Sefton Lodge, Joel's racing lodge in Newmarket, was sold from An American Private Collection, Christie's, New York, 16 April 2002, lot 20. The other was included in the celebrated Joel sale held by Christie's on 15 May 1978, lot 67 and is illustrated in M. Jourdain and F. Rose, English Furniture: The Georgian Period (1750-1830), 1953, p. 73, fig. 34.