This lady's work-table relates to the Gillows design for a satinwood and tulipwood banded 'Sheveret' table of 1790 (reproduced in L. Boynton (ed.), Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, fig. 150, and p. 170).
A similar tulipwood and kingwood cheveret table was sold by John Keil, Sotheby's, London, 7 April 1998, lot 78. Another tulipwood example, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 6 April 2000, lot 77. A further table from the Doris Duke collections was sold Christie's, New York, 3-5 June 2004, lot 889.