A coloured design for a closely related satinwood commode, banded in 'purplewood' like the present lot, appears in the pattern book of Gillows of London and Lancaster (Westminster City Archives, no. 735/1). A sketch for another very similar satinwood commode, variously banded in tulipwood, purplewood and kingwood, appears in the Estimate Sketch Books, dated 24 October 1789 (L. Boynton, (ed.), Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, fig. 118., pl. 11, pp. 168 and 180).