M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture, London, 1950, p. 23, fig. 26.
C. Musgrave, Regency Furniture, New York, 1960, fig. 76b.
S. Redburn, 'John McLean and Son, Furniture History, vol. 14, 1978, pl. 43a and 43b.
Amongst the principal proponents of 'Elegant Parisian Furniture' during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was the business established by John McLean around 1770 on Little Newport Street, Leicester Square, moving premises to Upper Marleybone Street in 1790 and thereafter expanding to an additional space at Pancras Street until the ultimate bancruptcy of the company by 1816. The furniture produced by John McLean and Son featured rich timbers, namely rosewood, lavishly accented with metalwork and gilding. Variations of this model include one by John McLean at Saltram, illustrated in G. Wills, 'Some Labelled Furniture at Saltram', Furniture History, 1966, pl. XVIII, figs. A & B. Another is illustrated in S. Redburn, 'John McLean & Son', Furniture History, 1978, pl. 43a. A model with an ormolu-mounted crocodile to the frieze, with identical X-shaped supports and capitals was sold Christie's, New York, 14 October 2004, lot 101 ($71,700, including premium).