Double spice-boxes such as these are rare; pairs are rarer still. To find a set of six with ten contemporary spoons is exceptional. An earlier pair of double spice-boxes by Anne Tanqueray of 1728, sold from the collection of Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex, Christie's, May 13-14, 1996, lot 254. A pair by Paul de Lamerie are illustrated in M. Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America, Woodbridge, 1971, p.368. A number of single examples are known such as that from the collection of the Dukes of Norfolk illustrated in C. Hartop, The Huguenot Legacy, London, 1996, no.21.