The form of this 'China table' relates closely to the japanned furniture supplied by William Linnell to the Duke of Beaufort for the Chinese Bedroom at Badminton House, Gloucestershire. Linnell is also credited with the black and gilt japanned cabinet made for Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 5th Bt. and later Lord Scarsdale, for Kedleston Hall and illustrated in H. Hayward and P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell, London, 1980, vol.II, p. 113, fig. 219.
An almost identical piece from the Collection of the Earls of Dysart at Ham House is illustrated by Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, First Edition, vol. I, p. 167, fig.35, which was subsequently sold, Sotheby's London, A Collection of English Furniture, Barometers and Clocks, formed by a Gentleman residing in New York, 27-28th June 1974, lot 26.
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