Elaborately carved lacquer stands of this type were known to have been made to furnish the interiors of palaces in the imperial compound; see two carved cinnabar lacquer stands, together with a throne and screen, illustrated in The Palace Museum Collection. A Treasury of Ming & Qing Dynasty Palace Furniture. Volume 2., Beijing & Chicago, 2007, pl. 778; and a smaller rectangular lacquer stand carved with a dragon and clouds on the top panel, attributed to the mid-Qing dynasty, originally placed in the Qianqiu Ting (Pavilion of One Thousand Autumns) at the Summer Palace and now preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (II), Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 158.