This form of compass-fronted and medallion-enriched commode was popularised by Robert and James Adam's, The Works in Architecture, London, 1774. (vol. 11, pl. VIII, no. 1). These commodes with satinwood medallions and herm-footed pilasters, related to a commode pattern in The Cabinet-Maker's London Book of Prices, 1788 (pl. 10. fig. 2).
A similar commode in pollard elm and yewwood was offered anonymously, Christie's New York, 20 January 1996, lot 460 and another related commode in mahogany was offered anonymously in these Rooms, 28 June 1984, lot 116.