The serpentined panels of the clothes-press relate to those of a bed, with antiquarian panelled headboard and canopy, acquired for Knebworth House, Hertfordshire in the 1740s and attributed to the Clerkenwell cabinet-maker Giles Grendey (d. 1780). The same shaped panels, but lacking the foliate-carved moulding, featured on a closely related clothes-press bearing the 1760s label adopted by Philip Bell (d. 1774) of St. Paul's churchyard; and they also appear on a clothes-press, with dentilled cornice, bearing the label of Henry Kettle (d. 1797) also of St. Paul's Churchyard (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, figs. 101 and 546).
A related linen-press from the collection of Henry Hirsch, is illustrated in M. Harris and Sons, A Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art, part III, London, n.d. p. 467. Another related clothes-press was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 9 July 1998, lot 123.