For the sociable:
J. Cornforth, The Inspiration of the Past, London, 1985, p. 126, pl. 127.
C. Jones, Colefax and Fowler: The Best in English Interior Decoration, London, 1989, pp. 31-2.
R. Becker, Nancy Lancaster: Her Life, Her World, Her Art, New York, 1996, p. 355: 'At the centre of the room, underneath the chandelier, I put a Victorian whatnot, what you call a 'conversational' or a 'sociable'. The thing I laughed at when I first went to Kelmarsh I must have digested over the years, because in my mind it had become a chic little number'.