In her Catalogue of Commodes (p.96, fig.92), Lucy Wood confidently attributes a similar cylinder bureau (sold Christie's London, 28 June 1984, lot 102) to the St. Martin's Lane workshop of John Cobb (d.1778). This example features a similar floral marquetry design on a characteristic basketweave parquetry background. Other side tables attributed to Cobb with notably similar marquetry include a pair of tables from the Iveagh Bequest at Kenwood House and another table at the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum in Wilmington (see C. Streeter, 'Marquetry Tables from Cobb's Workshop', F.H.S.J., pp. 52-53, pl.30A and 30B).
Other cylinder bureaux with only minor differences in form and decorative detail include one sold from the collection of Arthur Leidesdorf, Sotheby and Co., London, 27-28 June 1974, lot 121. Another from the collection of Mrs. John E. Rovensky was sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 19 January 1957, lot 952 and is illustrated in F. L. Hinckley, Hepplewhite, Sheraton and Regency Furniture, 1987, p.87, fig.359.