The stand, with its Ionic hermed feet and ribbon-tied shell wrapped by Roman acanthus, is designed in the Louis Quatorze manner popularised by Daniel Marot (d. 1752), 'architect' to William III. Its design relates in particular to stands for two lacquer cabinets, that are likely to have been executed by Thomas and ReanéPelletier and supplied around 1704 for Kensington Palace by Gerrit Jensen (R. Edwards, The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1977, rev. ed., p. 97, fig. 2; T. Murdoch, 'Jean, Renéand Thomas Pelletier: a Huguenot family of carvers and gilders in England 1682-1726 Part II', Burlington Magazine, June 1998, pp. 363-374, fig. 7). A related cabinet, red-japanned in imitation of lacquer in the manner described in Messrs. Stalker and Parker's, Treatise of Japanning, Varnishing and Guilding, 1688, was formerly in the E. F. Wythes Collection (Edwards, op.cit.., p. 94, fig. 11).