The Grecian design of this sofa games-table is closely related to the rosewood model ship stand supplied to George Home for Paxton House, Berwickshire in 1815 by William Trotter (F. Bamford, Dictionary of Edinburgh Wrights and Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1983, pl. 58). The truss-scrolled quadripartite central support was favoured by Trotter and features on several sofa-tables of this form with Trotterian sunk panels edged with reel-carved borders. The supports on this table, however, are inscrolled, which relate to a table sold anonymously, Christie's Amsterdam, 20 June 2000, lot 62 (Nlg 5,265) and stamped 'GILLINGTONS'. The similarity of its form to this table may suggest an Irish manufacture for the present lot. George and Samuel Gillington are recorded at 180 Abbey Street, Dublin, between 1815-20. George Gillington continued at 34 College Green until 1838 (The Knight of Glin, 'Dublin Directories and Trade Labels', Furniture History, 1985, p. 266).