The cornice pelmets of acanthus-wrapped reed gadroons in the George II 'picturesque' manner relate to those of a bed at Tabley, Cheshire illustrated in P. Macquoid & R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed., 1954, vol. I, London, 1954, p. 63, fig. 48 (sold by the University of Manchester, removed from Tabley House, Cheshire, in these Rooms, 16 November 1989, lot 77). The posts relate to those of a bed sold by the late 1st Viscount Leverhulme, Anderson Galleries, New York, 9-13 February 1926, lot 171. The 1920s archives of Gerald L. Letts of Fifth Avenue, New York and S. E. Letts of Great Russell Street, London, feature a number of beds that are inspired in part by the 'Tabley' cornice.