The laurel-wreathed border of the serpentined top frames a trompe l'oeil flower-basket, while the doors' hollow-cornered and ray-figured tablets display husk-festooned flower-vases. These plinth-supported krater-vases evolved from French 17th Century patterns. There are very similar veil-draped vases inlaid on the sides of a chest-of-drawers with basket-inlaid top that bears a label dated 1886 and may have been in the collection of Sir Josceline Fitzroy Bagot,Bt. (d.1913) at Levens Hall, Westmorland, before being acquired in 1915 by the 1st Lord Leverhulme. This commode and its related group is discussed by Lucy Wood in Catalogue of Commodes, London, 1994, pp.166-170.