This pair of chests were almost certainly amongst the furnishings supplied to George William, 6th Earl of Coventry (1722-1809) for Croome Court, Worcestershire. The Earl did not just favour one cabinet-maker: on the contrary he patronised almost all of the leading cabinet-makers of his day, playing them one against another. These include Mayhew and Ince, France and Bradburn, Vile and Cobb, Chippendale and Rannie, Pierre Langlois, William Linnell, Gordon and Taitt, Marsh and Tatham, George Seddon and Sons, and Robert and George Gillow.
Thomas Chippendale illustrated a related 'Cloths Chest' with a drawer below in his first edition of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754. However unlike the present chests which sit on plinth bases, Chippendale's has bracket feet.