A related pair of commodes, probably from the Emilia region and with a similar use of pictorial inlay, was sold from the estate of Mrs. Richard E. Danielson, Santa Barbara, Butterfield and Butterfield, Los Angeles, 15 December 1997, lot 5269. However the more architectural profile of the commode offered here, with pilaster angles, and the use of a palissander rather than a walnut ground, possibly points to a Roman origin. A Roman bureau with similar angles and scrolling inlay on a palissander ground, is illustrated in A. Gonzalez-Palacios, Il Tempio del Gusto: Roma e Il Regno delle Due Sicilie, Milan, 1984, vol. II, p. 75, fig. 141.