Thomas Sheraton published a related 'cylinder desk' pattern in his The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book, London, 1803, (No. 20, pl. 1). Its hollowed-fronted and ribboned-veneer relates to a satinwood bonheur-du-jour sold anonymously in these Rooms, 18 November 1982, lot 87, while its contrasting veneers relate to that of a 'Lady's Secretary', based on a design of 1794 also in Thomas Sheraton's The Cabinet-Maker and Upholster's Drawing Book, (pl. 64) and bearing the label of George Simson, cabinet maker of St. Paul's Church Yard (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 422, fig. 840).
A related mahogany and satinwood cylinder bureau, with a pleated-silk concave-fronted cupboard was sold anonymously in these Rooms, 21 September 1978, lot 87 and another similar cylinder bureau, with a tambour shutter, was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 11 April 1991, lot 80.