The mid-17th century Japanese lacquer cabinet, decorated with birds in bas-relief, relates closely to one at Drayton, Northamptonshire, which also features the same pattern of richly fretted escutcheon (O. Impey and C. Jorg, Japanese Export Lacquer, Amsterdam, 2005, fig. 268).
The stand, with its reed-gadrooned cornice and acanthus-wrapped frieze and leg, relates to a gessoed pier table supplied in the 1720s for Erddig, Denbighshire, North Wales while a contemporary table with satyr-hoofed feet is at Buckingham Palace (R. Edwards and M. Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, London, 1955, fig. 31 and H. Clifford-Smith, Buckingham Palace, 1930, fig. 223). A cream-painted and parcel-gilt stand of similar design supporting a Japanese lacquer domed coffer formed part of the collection of the 5th Baron Brownlow (1867-1927), Belton House, Lincolnshire sold in Christie's house sale, Belton House, Lincolnshire, 30 April-2 May 1984, lot 108.