Loach and Clarke, brassfounders, occupied premises in Little Charles Street, Birmingham. John Loach took out a patent for castors in 1812 and another when in partnership with Clarke in 1841 (no. 8788). The present Ottoman has castors made under the latter patent.
A simulated rosewood ottoman of similar form, was sold in these Rooms, from the Donald M. Munson Collection, 4 May 1995, lot 295.