Designed in the French-Grecian style popularised by Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, and George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture, 1808, the scrolled supports were intended to match those of scissor-action sofa tables placed elsewhere in the Regency withdrawing-room.
A pair of card-tables of a related model is in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace, and another was sold in these Rooms, 21 November 1985, lot 82. A sofa table with related base and from the collection of Victoria, Lady Sackville, is illustrated in R. Edwards and P. Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, rev. ed., 1954, vol. III, p. 269, fig. 17.