The pattern for this 'dressing drawers' commode with elliptic front and scrolled stump feet, was published in A. Hepplewhite & Co.'s Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, 1788, pl. 76.
A coloured design for a closely related satinwood commode appears in the pattern book of Gillows of Lancaster (Westminster City Archives, no. 735/1), while a sketch for another very similar satinwood commode appears in the Estimate Sketch Books, dated 24 October 1789. The splayed feet can be seen on a serpentine commode and secretaire-bookcase, dated 1789 and 1794 respectively, also in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Books (L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, figs. 117, 118, and 146, pl. 11, pp. 168 and 180).