This bureau-dressing-table's restrained architectural form is enhanced by serpentined mouldings framing its top and serpentined brackets being fretted to its plinth feet, while further embellishment are supplied by its brass patera handle-plates that are tied by serpentined reed festoons. It relates to a bureau-dressing-table pattern featured in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754, pl. XLI, and relates to a table his firm supplied to Paxton in Scotland (C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, vol. II, fig. 417). In place of the latter's knee-recess, the present table is equipped with bureau-lopers to support the mirrored and well-equipped dressing-compartment and accompanying writing-slide concealed in its top drawer.