The reed-enriched pedestals of this writing-table, with Etruscan-scrolled 'claws', are of Grecian-lyre form with spindle 'strings' and lozenge-enriched bars. The pedestal pattern, including the palm-wrapped castor-sockets, features in the Gillows 1818 Estimate Sketch Book (nos 2079 and 2084) and is illustrated in G. Wills, Craftsmen and Cabinet-makers of Classic English Furniture, Edinburgh, 1974, pp. 117-8 and figs. 108 and 109. A related rosewood table, bearing the stamp of the retailer James Winter is illustrated in C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 497, fig. 1022. A similar rosewood writing-table, attributed to Gillows, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 9 July 1998, lot 90 (£26,450).