These bedside commodes are closely related to a pair of satinwood bedside cupboards in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth, Derbyshire. The husk chains on the legs of these bedside commodes is very similar to that on a satinwood Pembroke table, one of two supplied by Mayhew and Ince in 1786 to the fifth Duke of Devonshire for the Private Apartments at Chatsworth (I. Hall, 'A Neoclassical Episode at Chatsworth', The Burlington Magazine, June, 1980, p. 412, fig. 55 and The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1800, Royston, 1995, p. 597). They also relate to tambour-doored 'commode' night-tables, which are thought to have been executed in 1779 by John Linnell of Berkeley Square for the 'Yellow Taffety Bed Chamber' at Osterley Park, Middlesex, and which also have husk-festooned pilasters (M. Tomlin, Catalogue of Adam Period Furniture, London, 1982, p. 94, no. L/3).