A cistern of this pattern, with bacchic thyrsus finial and ram monopodia, was advertised by Messrs. Conrath as being in the French 'Empire' style in The Cabinet-Maker and Art Furnisher of January 1895 (F. Collard, Regency Furniture, London, 1985, p. 245). Another, at Balls Park, Hertfordshire, is illustrated in R. Edwards & P. Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed., 1954, vol. III, p. 133, fig. 24.; another was sold from the Alfred H. Caspary Collection, Parke-Bernet, New York, 29-30 April 1955, lot 276, in the Judge Irwin Untermyer Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Y. Hackenbroch, English Furniture: The Irwin Untermyer Collection, London, 1958, fig. 49); while a further example is illustrated in M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture 1795-1830, London, rev. ed., 1965, fig. 163.