The bedroom-apartment tables relate to a sketch for this type which appears in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Book, dated 1810, and called by them a 'chamber writing-table', which includes a flap along the rear edge for writing implements (no. 344/144, p. 11, Westminster City Archives). Gillows supplied four tables of this pattern in 1811 to T.W. Egerton for Tatton Park, Cheshire (N. Goodison and J. Hardy, 'Gillows at Tatton Park, Cheshire', Furniture History, 1970, pp. 28, 30, 32 and 35, pl. 16B).
A closely-related chamber writing-table, inscribed with the craftsman John Herbert's name (recorded working at Gillows around 1800), was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 14 September 2006, lot 374 (£8,500) and another, similar writing-table was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 26 April 2007, lot 308 (£4,200).