The pier-glass has a serpentined and volute-scrolled pediment depicting a monumental seated figure, that evokes the image of 'Pagod Worship in the Indies' in Stalker and Parker's, Treatise on Japanning, 1688. A similar composition features on a sconce-fitted pier-glass supplied in the 1730's to the Duke of Infantado at Lazcano, Spain, by the Clerkenwell cabinet-maker Giles Grendey (d. 1780) (sold Property of the Rosen Foundation, Christie's New York, 14 April 1984, lot 153; see C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, Leeds, 1996, fig 445). A shell-dressed demi-mask painted on the pier-glass's apron also relates to that featured on a crest-rail of the Duke's seat-furniture (see C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House, 1978, pp. 79-81; and Gilbert ibid. 1996, figs 443 and 449).