This George IV table of 'Grecian' black-figured rosewood is designed in the French/antique manner, and fitted with a foot-rest stretcher intended to accompany a Drawing Room Grecian sofa. While relating to the late 18th Century 'Lady's work tables' or 'pouch' tables popularised by the engravings of Thomas Sheraton, it is designed in the more robust Grecian fashion introduced by George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808 (see pl. 70). Pearled libation paterae enrich its pilasters, whose stepped plinths are raised on palm-flowered trusses; while its sliding china-tray top, concealing a work-box compartment, has its rail arched and wave-scrolled at the corners and centres in 'Louis XIV' style. Its wave-scrolled gallery relates to a Gillows design made for Sir T.D. Hesketh on 23 August 1822 (S.E. Stuart, Gillows of London and Lancaster 1730-1840, Woodbridge, 2008, pp. 302-303, pls. 330-3).