This chamber table is of unusually narrow form and designed to remain against a wall (the back is not finished), suggesting it may have been made to suit a client's specific requirements. It could possibly have been designed to fit a recess. A sketch for this type of table appears in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Book, dated 1810, called by them a 'chamber writing-table' (No. 344/144, p. 11, Westminster City Archives).
A related chamber writing-table, of similarly narrow form, stamped Gillow, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 10 March 2005, lot 214 (£7,200).