These tables, conceived in the French 'antique' fashion, can be associated to the work of Morel & Seddon. Features such as the palm-flowered trestle end-supports mounted with ormolu roundels and the foliate-carved volutes to top and base bare resemblance to known models by the Royal firm. A writing-table with such closely-related features, possibly by Morel & Seddon, was offered anonymously, Christie's, London 14 June 2001, lot 170, sold after sale. The partnership of Morel and Seddon was formed shortly after Nicholas Morel's personal selection by George IV to furnish the royal apartments at Windsor Castle in 1826. That same year, Morel was sent to Paris to obtain patterns and drawings for furniture. The French fashion for using 'antique' ornamental reliefs - present on these tables - was swiftly adopted into the designs produced by the Royal cabinet-makers.