A table of this pattern formed part of the furnishings of White Lodge on the Cliff, Brighton occupied from 1923 by Lady Victoria Sackville (d. 1936) following her move in 1919 from Knole, Kent (R. Edwards, The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, 1964, p. 573, fig. 17 and sold Chrisitie's London, 1st December 1977, lot 77). The present table, enriched with 'Imperial eagle' bas-relief tablets, is likely to have been supplied en suite with a card-table, with the same tablets such a table was sold anonymously sale, Sotheby's London, 4 June 1999, lot 366. A similar sofa-table was with H. Blairman & Son (F. Collard, Regency Furniture, Woodbridge, 1987, p. 317).
The cabinet-maker George Oakley (d. 1840) was amongst the specialist manufacturers of Grecian-black calamander furniture, ormolu-enriched in the French fashion. In 1810, he supplied related furnishings for Papworth Hall, Cambridgeshire and on occasion worked in partnership with George Shackleton and George Seddon in the supply of 'buhl'-inlaid furniture. His Bond Street firm, Oakley & Co., which attracted Royal patronage, are likely to have supplied the related card-tables now displayed in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace.