Much of the reproduction furniture supplied to Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, in the 1920s was manufactured by Maples & Co. Ltd. It is therefore conceivable the later cabinet in the present lot was commissioned by 1st Lord Hesketh to match an existing 18th century example in the manner of Gillows. Interestingly, the Hesketh's patronised Gillows extensively in the late 18th
/early 19th century and Sir Thomas Dalrymple Hesketh (1777-1842) of Rufford New Hall, Lancashire, is listed numerous times in the firm's Estimate Sketch Book (S. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840
, China, Vol. II, p. 183).
For related George III style furniture, including late 18th century and early 20th century pieces, see those sold Sotheby's London, The Estate of Christian, Lady Hesketh, 7 March 2017, lots 9, 99, 153, 196, 311, 360, 362 and 370.