1869 Inventory, Drawing Room, 'A pair of small shaped table of coloured buhl on tripods with vases and masks of ormolu'.
1896 Inventory (4th Marquess' Heirlooms), f 74 r Saloon, 'Pair of Louis XVI small black tortoiseshell and buhl corner tables with half circular panels heavy gilt ormolu mounts masks heads and lapis reliefs on tripod feet and stretcher rails with ormolu vases to centres'.
C. Latham, In English Homes, London, 1904, vol. I, p. 181.
'Longleat, Warminster', Country Life, 2 May 1903, p. 568.
C. Hussey, 'Longleat, Wiltshire-IV', Country Life, 29 April 1949, p. 991, fig. 3.
H. Granville Fell (ed.), The Connoisseur Year Book, 1951, London, p. 44, fig. XIII.
The Marchioness of Bath, Longleat from 1566 to the Present Time, 2nd ed., 1951, p. 47.
D. Burnett, Longleat, The Story of an English Country House, Dorset, 1988, rev. ed (black and white interior photograph of the State Drawing Room).
A. Pradère, Les Ebénistes Français de Louis XIV à la Recolution, Paris, 1989, p.107, nos. 286-7 (as Louis XIV).