This sideboard-table form, with bracketed and chamfered legs, corresponds to a pattern published in the three editions of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754-1762 (pl. LVII). Chippendale's table was enriched with Gothic Chinese frets, while these tables' antique-fluted friezes reflect the George III 'Roman' manner popularised by the Rome-trained architect Robert Adam (d. 1792). They are further embellished with libation-paterae at the centres and corners, as featured on tables provided in the 1760s for marble slabs sent from Rome to Penicuik House near Edinburgh (F. Bamford, 'Plenishings at Penicuik House', Country Life, 7 August 1975, p. 332, fig. 1). Their flowered patterae are also wreathed by 'Etruscan' pearl-strings such as Chippendale adopted for sideboard furnishings supplied in the mid-1770s for Paxton House, Berwickshire (C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, figs. 351 and 353).