These small eagle consoles, with their vigorous open beaked pose, bear resemblance to those by the leading Edinburgh cabinet-maker Francis Brodie (d. 1782). A set of three eagle console tables, very probably by Brodie, were commissioned by Captain John Tennant, for Innes House, Morayshire. A further one was made by Brodie for the apartments of Lord Adam Gordon at Holyrood House in 1739 (F. Bamford, A Dictionary of Edinburgh Furniture Makers, Leeds, pl. 24b and pl. 89b).